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Address: Uffington, Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01793-76-22-09
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Description: Dated to about 1400 BC, this mysterious figure is carved into a chalk...
Dated to about 1400 BC, this mysterious figure is carved into a chalk hillside just below an Iron Age hill fort and can only be seen in its entirety by air.
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Easy trails and stunning views

We enjoyed a windy walk from the car park up to the horse carved into the hillside. An easy climb with great views. From there it is a short but steep walk down to Dragon Hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

No luck to get a complete view of this horse even trying from 2 different vantage points. Some form of aerial approach is needed. I understand why there were so few people there. On top of that it is not so easy to find !

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed a windy walk from the car park up to the horse carved into the hillside. An easy climb with great views. From there it is a short but steep walk down to Dragon Hill where allegedly St. George slayed the beast. We then walked up the lane and followed the Ridgeway, accessible path to Waylands Smithy which is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very different thing to see in Oxford, especially on a sunny day. The hill is very unique as its shaped into a horse. If your visiting Oxford it's worth visiting as the hill is always well maintained. Once you've seen the hill the novelty never wares off.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place to have a picnic or fly a kite. Felt that the paragliders were allowed too close to the White Horse, spoiling the view for other visitors. Also note there are no toilets.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful views across Oxfordshire. It is worth visiting any time of the year. I even tried a bit if snowboarding there on a previous occasion!

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Basel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We arrived at the parking lot in the late afternoon, and the only noise was that one of a mild wind blowing through the trees. The climbing uphill took around 30 min, but it was totally worthy. From the head of the horse (or drake) it is possible to enjoy a fantastic panorama view of the plain below, or just... More 

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I don't know much about the history, but the whole experience of being on this ancient landmark is tremendous. It wasn't that busy when we were there as the weather was potentially horrid and it was late in the afternoon. You can get reasonably close to the White Horse which was a pleasant surprise. I wish I'd taken a map... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was happy to see this famous pre-hystoric white horse, though was a bit of a trouble to find to ended up always somewhere else. But from the parking area there is a great view down and then to cross the bridge, OMG, the space is just opening. Would be a very calm place, however there are lots of visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was shown White Horse Hill by friends so the whole experience was wonderful for me. If you don't know you should be aware that the White Horse can not be seen in its entirety from the hill or from anywhere on the ground. The whole thing can only be seen from the air. It is a very interesting site... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

To the South of Oxford this amazing Iron Age White Horse takes your breath away, to think this was create thousands of years ago is incredible. There is an Iron Age fort, earth embankments and situated on the famous Ridgeway Path ends in Avebury, a fantastic area of standing stones. This ancient path can be walked, a good four days,... More 

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