A popular up and coming suburb of Leeds

Horsforth has expanded from a small agricultural village to a popular up and coming suburb of Leeds. Described as having a strong sense of community spirit with cobbled streets and small independent shops and boutiques, it is an idyllic setting for a student house in Leeds.

Public & Transport

Horsforth is located on main First Leeds bus routes and is home to Horsforth train station so there is easy access to surrounding areas and Leeds city centre. For car drivers there is easy access to the M1, M621 and M62.

Shops & Businesses

The shops among the usual banks and building societies are in many cases owner managed providing helpful and friendly service. These local boutique give Horsforth its individuality with Horsforth Bears, Path & Peak, and Wood B as examples covering furniture, outdoor pursuits and soft toys. Yet there is still the convenience of clothes shops such as Oaks and X-Factor and the larger chains such a Morrisons to satisfy your every whim and fancy.

Local businesses can meet your daily needs from Cesys, Pilot Interactive and Bang online for computing issues through to Global Holidays, Leeds Co-op Travel, and French Life to assist in those every important holiday desires.


Pubs are obviously the top of the list for any student and Horsforth has more than its fair share with The Sandbar, Grey Horse Inn, The Bridge Inn, The Fleece, Town Street Tavern, The old ball, Old Kings Arms, and The Queen's Arms to name but a few that are within stumbling reach of one another. Good competition for the famous Otley Run.

Horsforth eateries are as varied and many as their public houses with choice ranging from the infamous Fat Franco’s for a good Italian to Bengal Spice for those who prefer Indian food and anywhere in between. There are also bistros like the Outside In, unpretentious but reliable.


If living in Horsforth you are fortunate to have access to a wealth of sports clubs that will suit any taste from Horsforth Tennis Club to Horsforth Harriers, Horsforth Fairweather Football Club, FC Pitchers, Leeds Hockey Club, Crompark Cricket Club, and Otley & District Riding for the Disabled Association.

The Horsforth Golf Club - formed by a number of residents on 8th November, 1906. The 'Horsforth Golf Club' was formed by a number of residents on 8th November, 1906.

Horsforth Cricket Club - originated as Woodside National Cricket Club, which was believed to have developed from Woodside National School Leeds in 1847. The Club initially played on land adjacent to the Woodside Tavern on the Leeds Ring Road, but moved to its present ground, King George's Field in 1870.

Local attractions

Horsforth Village Museum - Horsforth was once described as the largest village in England and has somehow managed to retain some of its village like identity, character and sense of community. The Museum aims to reflect this heritage in its interesting exhibits which are drawn from all aspects of life in and around Horsforth and have a great nostalgia and educational value. The Museum, which opened to the public in July 1998, is situated at The Green in the heart of the old village.

The Church of St Margaret - built in 1883 and a tower added in the following century. It stands blackened on a hill visible for miles around.

For those students wanting to soak up the Yorkshire culture there is Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Royal Armouries Museum, City Art Gallery, or you can take a walk on the Harewood Estate and Bramham Moor.

Council Tax

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