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White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2CH, England
44 1845 597 426
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts
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Brough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Parked up at the visitors centre and walked along Sutton Bank to see the White Horse. The walk only took 1 and 1/4 miles to see the White Horse and there is a flat clear path all the way which is easy underfoot! Fantastic views all the way! There are benches dotted along the walk so you can sit and... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fabulous views from up on Sutton bank. You can walk along the top towards the White Horse. It is a good walk, and be careful, as quite steep drop at some points. The Glider Club is on next field over and is also fascinating to watch. Many steps down (or up from the White Horse car park), in case you... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Parked at Sutton Bank visitor centre and had a lovely stroll along to the White Horse at Kilburn. well signposted and flat make it ideal for walkers of all ages. Lots of activity in the Vale with farmers busying away preparing their fields for the crops and traffic heading up and down Sutton Bank whaich although it's a busy main... More

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Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Decided to have a look at this feature as it coincided with a walk we had planned with the dogs whilst on holiday in yorkshire, found it more by luck than judgement though,lol, nice free car park with a view looking straight at the white horse carved above it in the side of the cliff..be aware the path leading up... More

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Bologna, Italy
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198 reviews 198 reviews
56 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The White Horse is one of the symbols of Yorkshire, apparently. Seen from far away is more interesting than visiting it from close. If you have time, the best solution is approaching it coming from Kilburn (which, btw, is a lovely small village), and not coming from the Sutton Bank Park Center. Nice view from the top of the hill.... More

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Chennai
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229 reviews 229 reviews
97 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Driving towards Thirsk, we were surpised to see the figure of a white horse on the hillside. We followed the road through Kilburn and got reasonably close to the horse to realise that it is best seen and photographed from afar. The story goes that this was dug out of the hillside and covered with limestone chips, sometime in the... More

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Goole
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

a tranquil setting for a nice walk. The area is close to the lovely village of Kilburn. Not a great deal to do but nice all the same

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Burlington, KY
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139 reviews 139 reviews
71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We asked at the Tourist Info in Thursk and were given good driving directions to see the white horse. Well worth the time.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic area and sits along part of the Cleveland Way. Short walk out to the White Horse is nice for a late evening stroll at any time of the year with amp,e parking at the visitors centre. Wide network of well marked walks also available around the area if you are a bit more adventurous. Well worth a visit to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely area - ideal for walking the Cleveland Way and admiring good views over the valley. Well marked tracks and tracks for both walkers and cyclists.

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