Area Guide – Horsforth


Situated in LS18 in the North of Leeds, the village has lots to offer, with the perfect mix of business and leisure. Despite being a short distance from Leeds City Centre, Horsforth is blessed with plenty of outdoor space including Horsforth Hall Park, the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the River Aire.

Eating and Drinking

Horsforth offers an array of restaurants and bars spread across the village. Whether you’re looking for a pub to catch the football game or a luxury bar to grab a cocktail, there is something for everyone.

Shops and Amenities

It’s fair to say that you will not be short of places to shop when living in Horsforth!

There are a wide range of options spread across two main high streets, from the usual banks and building societies, including HSBC, Halifax, Santander and more, to local boutiques and independents.


Horsforth is popular for many reasons, but one that sits highly with families is the amount of excellent and outstanding schools on offer. There are 8 primary schools spread across Horsforth and 4 of these are rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, meaning you won’t be short on options.

Horsforth High School sits centrally in the village and is the only secondary school in Horsforth. However, good bus links make nearby schools including Priesthorpe High School in Pudsey, Benton Park in Rawdon, Woodhouse Grove private school in Apperley Bridge and St Mary’s in Menston, all within easy each. Also based in Horsforth is Leeds Trinity University providing degree level education.


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

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