If your trip to Horsham is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Close to the center, Horsham Park is one sight you might like to consider adding to your must-see list. The Capitol Horsham and Southwater Country Park are also nearby and worth a pit stop.
You shouldn’t spend all your time in Horsham when there’s a great big world out there to see! Only 35 miles away, Southsea Beach will keep you on the go with top attractions like Gunwharf Quays. Want another reason to make your way there? Spinnaker Tower is also within close reach.
If you’re visiting Horsham with the youngsters, a fun day beside the sea is a fantastic way to keep them amused. Fill the car with some buckets, spades and beachballs, and take a jaunt out to one of these gorgeous coastal stretches:
Lancing Beach (15 miles away).
Brighton Beach (18 miles away).
Constantly on the move for work-related reasons? Convention centers are probably like a second home to you. With easy access to hotels and cafés, your trip is sure to go off without a hitch if you’re booked in at any of these places:
Crawley Town Hall (8 miles away).
Tulley’s Farm (11 miles away).
Ramster Gardens (14 miles away).
Having your own wheels in Horsham will give you the freedom to go wherever you want. Maybe you’re in the mood to leave the big city behind, explore country lanes, and see where the wind takes you. If that’s the case, collect the keys to one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and have a look at the rocky coastlines in the area. If you’re all about city life, something small will be a better fit. Zipping around bustling streets and heavy traffic will be much less stressful with a compact or mini car.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a great range of both high-end and economy rentals in Horsham. What you end up going with will depend on what you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you want to treat yourself, why not book an elite SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-size sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a car to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off choosing a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
Drivers stay on the left side of the road in Horsham. If you’re planning to rent a car here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Horsham, although it can be hard to nab a spot in the busiest areas. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is always a good idea.
As with most destinations, the roads are usually busier in the early and late rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 50,700, traffic congestion isn’t a big problem in Horsham.
In Horsham, speed limits range from 30mph to 70mph. Residential areas have a default speed limit of 30mph unless posted otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while driving around Horsham. But make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
While behind the wheel in Horsham, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Thinking of having a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Horsham. When you come across one, enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light switches back to green.
Seat belts are compulsory in West Sussex. That being said, the rules may not apply for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.