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White Horse Hill

Uffington, Oxford, England
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Ranked #15 of 103 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing sight and views and pretty accessible even for a slightly disabled person like myself! Take a picnic!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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158 reviews 158 reviews
23 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Although it may take some navigating skills to find this place it is more than worth the effort. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day walking these amazing 6,000 y/o monuments. The hill consists of the White Horse, Dragon Hill, The Ridgeway, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy. The paths are well maintained and there is a very nice picnic... More

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Lambourn, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The view from the White Horse is stunning and there are bridlepaths and byways to get you there. Have spent many happy times here with family and friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Impossible to get a good view of this. I was expecting there to be a decent viewing area, but spent ages trecking round it, trying to see it properly, with no success. Also have to pay to park in the car park (unless National Trust member), and no facilities there - no toilets, cafe, shop, etc.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You can see for miles - that's always a massive tick for me when I go walking. There's a good picture/sign that points out of the landmarks. There's plenty of walking to do too! I must admit I would never push a wheelchair around this site - I actually said that while I walking towards the horse. It may seem... More

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Canberra, Australia
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141 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Unfortunately unless you have a helicopter it's kind of lost on you. However it is a lovely walk in the English countryside in what for us was a perfect day! TIP: There are no facilities so make sure you take what you need.

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452 reviews 452 reviews
191 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I don't know where you're supposed to view it from. Maybe from the plains to the northwest. You can get a partial view from the flat-topped Dragon's Hill below it but really the best thing is climbing the hill to enjoy the spectacular views and serene air, then going on to the ancient fort.

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Banbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lovely peaceful place (during the week at least - more busy at the weekend). Shame about the parking fees which have shot up since my previous visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Vale of the White Horse at Uffington is well worth a visit. The ancient hill fort affords great views over the pretty English country and is pleasant country walk around the site. Nearby are some lovely villages with great pubs.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was a great experience visiting a pre-historical site that is quiet and peaceful. There are not much facilities (in fact almost no facilities), but just a hike up a gentle hill. However, it was a wonderful experience for my family as we enjoyed the view of Oxfordshire at its best, with the cool and gentle breeze (we went in... More

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