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White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank

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Address: Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2CH, England
Phone Number: 01845597426
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Best seen from a distance

One of the best views is from the Thirsk to Kilburn Road just before you get into the village of Kilburn although there is no parking there. When you get to the car park directly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best views is from the Thirsk to Kilburn Road just before you get into the village of Kilburn although there is no parking there. When you get to the car park directly below the White Horse the view is already becoming distorted and it no longer looks the pristine white that it seems from a distance.

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Thank Tony W
nyorks
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the white horse at Kilburn and Sutten Bank is breathtaking, so invigorating and enjoyable. Great countryside and you can walk beneath the gliders and feel the power surge from them as they land and take off; a great experience.

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Thank moiaw
York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dog walkers or not- this walk from the White Horse to the visitor centre is a spectacular walk. Either approach it from the car park at the bottom of the Horse (if you are feeling energetic) or walk to it from the car park by the visitor centre. Get a bite to eat at the visitor centre!

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Thank pleasantlysurprised1
Newcastle
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Loved it! Visited at Halloween and the visitors centre was a godsend as the weather because very harsh, heavy rain and high winds just as we arrived, the staff were amazing, helpful, kind, friendly and informative nothing was too much trouble we had 5 children with us and they were all entertained and happy, thanks guys :-)

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Thank Geordies14
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Car parking is plentiful and several walks from there with reasonable paths. Rewarding views across the plain of York. There is a glider airport on the top of Sutton Bank which offers additional attraction on flying days. The cafe and shop at the car park offer various delicious cakes and snacks.

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Thank pastelman10Yorkshire
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views in the direction of Thirsk can be seen at all times. Peaceful and friendly environment for all. Parking available at a small cost. Great site to visit, well worth the walk.

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Thank gcussons
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We decided to drive along a narrow road ( my husband has mobility problems) to see this advertised landmark. Admittedly it was a bit misty but we were disappointed as the horse outline seemed to need a good coat of paint to distinguish it from the surrounding landscape. Still we can say that we saw it.

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Thank TravellingBrit32
Bradford, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The white horse looks fees from a distance there is a car park to the left. Lovely area - ideal for walking the Cleveland Way and admiring good views over the valley. Wear boots through woods if wet as will be muddy. Well worth a visit to while away some time

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We enjoyed the 1.5 mile walk up to the white horse and through the woodlands-although there are lots of steps leading to the top, our children 3&5 years managed easily. A great place to view gliders taking off.

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Thank Shelley W
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My family and I took a short road trip from our holiday cottage in Chop Gate to see the "White" Horse of Kilburn. We followed the brown signs to a car park to view the horse. After getting out of the car we soon realised 2 things, 1, the horse was directly above us, meaning that only the feet and... More 

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