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Horsforth

Horsforth is a charming, characterful suburb lying to the north west of Leeds, where many of the houses have been built from locally sourced stone. Horsforth was once proudly famed for being the largest village in the UK until the expansion of the city of Leeds nudged it into its suburbs. Retaining the charm of the village it once was, Horsforth is now a thriving, vibrant community that stretches northwards from the River Aire, towards the airport, with stunning views and many green spaces in between.

The history of Horsforth village can be found today at the Horsforth Museum, just one reminder of its past along with some cobbled streets and an abundance of delightful stone houses and cottages, built from locally sourced stone a century ago or more.  These characterful properties sit comfortably alongside more modern housing, forming the town as it is today. In and around Horsforth there are a number of woods and playing fields; Horsforth Hall Park, a beautifully kept area situated in the centre, offers multi sports facilities and stages a variety of events throughout the year.

There is an expanding business community in the town - the wide range of which should surely cater for the needs of all - with a developing industrial area to be found on Low Lane. There is an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops, many of which are individual, locally-owned businesses. Horsforth houses a diversity of clubs and societies, most of which offer a comprehensive list of events and activities, something for everyone, providing a strong sense of community. A farmers market is held each month on Town Street.

There are a number of excellent schools, making Horsforth a hugely popular area for young families. Horsforth College Campus, to be found near the ring road, is part of Leeds City College, and Trinity and All Saints University, which offers its superb sports facilities to the public, lies to the north. There are gyms; cricket, bowls, rugby, golf and running clubs; and a skate park: something for all ages. Horsforth is only about 3 miles from Kirkstall which has a Vue Cinema and many leisure facilities.

With its own station and numerous bus routes, Horsforth, which crosses the ring road, has easy access to Leeds city centre and the many motorway networks. Leeds/Bradford airport is situated a mere 5 miles from the town.

Geographically, Horsforth is perfectly situated. The town sits right next to the charming villages of Rawdon and Calverley; it also borders Rodley, with its beautiful canal and riverside walks; it is close to the beautiful, historic Kirkstall Abbey with its Deli markets and a number of superb events staged throughout the year; and of course, nestles on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. All this, yet only a 10 minute ride from the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Leeds!