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Horsforth – What’s Special About This Area?

10th November 2020

Whether you want to dine out, pamper yourself at the salon, enjoy a relaxing coffee, join a sports club or have an afternoon at the museum, living in Horsforth is the answer. This lovely Leeds suburb was even featured in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide in 2017!

Town Street in Horsforth, Leeds

Things To Do

Horsforth Hall Park is loved by the locals and stays open all year round. This large community park has something for everyone with a children’s playground, Japanese Garden, skate park and cricket pitch. In the Summer months, the park also offers entertainment including food and drink festivals and family fund days. The cricket pitch in the middle of the park is also home to Horsforth CC.

If you’re into sport and fitness, Horsforth is a great place to live. Trinity Fitness at Leeds Trinity University on Brownberrie Lane is open to all, with a fitness suite, sports halls, squash courts, and 3G Astro Turf Pitch. Locals also also join a range of sports clubs including cricket, rugby, netball and football.  Horsforth Harriers is the best club to join if you are in to running, with something for all abilities.  If you prefer watching sport rather than playing, head down to Horsforth Park on a weekend to support Horsforth CC in match.

The area also has its own museum. Aiming to reflect the heritage of Horsforth through exhibitions it portrays all aspects of life in and around Horsforth over the centuries.


Horsforth restaurants offer various cuisines, from pizza to tapas to Turkish. Here are a list of delicious eateries we recommend trying out:

The Brownlee Arms for traditional classics

Trattoria Il Forno for fresh stone baked pizzas from a family run restaurant

La Casita for tasty tapas

Konak Meze for wonderful Turkish meal

Moghul Restaurant for some of the best curries around!

Thai Quarter at The Old Kings Arms

Banyan with great cocktails and a delicious food menu!

The Agora for all your favourite Greek and Turkish dishes

Horsforth is no slump when it comes to pubs either, it even has its own version of the Otley run pub-crawl – ‘The Horsforth Mile’.  One of the oldest on the route is The Queens Arms, a traditional 17th Century pub, with a cosy games room out the back where you can watch sport and play pool.  The Town Street Tavern is also a popular choice if you like craft beer and real ales – they also do great homemade food.

If all these wonderful eateries still don’t satisfy your taste buds, renowned deli, Pooky and Grumps is a great place to pick up some treats to take home!

Newly Bridge Lake in Horsforth, Leeds


Although the eateries alone are enough reason enough to live in Horsforth, the schools also make it a very sought after location for families. There are eight nearby primary schools (including one independent school) with 3 rated ‘outstanding’ in their last Ofsted reports.  Horsforth School is the illustrious secondary school.


Horsforth is easily accessible by public transport, with its own train station, and bus stops throughout the village. Horsforth Train Station is situated on the Leeds / Harrogate / York line, making it great for commuters. The train takes just 15 minutes to Leeds, 22 minutes to Harrogate or 1 hour to York.

First Bus also have several services running through Horsforth, including 27, 33, 34 and 50a.

Interested in selling your property in Horsforth, or intrigued to learn its value? We’d love to help! We provide free, no obligation valuations with Director and local property expert, Michael Moore. We’re open 7 days a week, providing a professional, friendly service and currently conduct valuations in accordance with Covid Government guidance. Call us on 0113 274 2033 to book your valuation today. We even do Saturdays!

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