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White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank

Address: Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2CH, England
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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266 reviews 266 reviews
69 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited on New Years Day on way to Scotland, My partner went off for a walk, the Horse was a magificent site but it is best viewd from affar to appreciate its true beauty, visitors centre good and very pleasant helpfull staff............

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited here to blow out the cobwebs after googling places to walk in North Yorkshire. Fabulous location with views that will make you reach for the camera on your phone! Lovely and clean with clear pathways and a nice visitor centre. Highly recommended for walkers of all ages.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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128 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have already reviewed the walk along the escarpment and the views to be had in my review of the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre and won't repeat myself at length here, save to repeat that on a clear day when the gliders are flying and you have much of North Yorkshire spread before you in all her glory, this is... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Alf Wight (author of the Herriot Vet series) thought so, and I would agree. Here the North Yorkshire Moors National Park tumbles from the Hambleton edge down to the Vales of Mowbray and York. From the glacial sandstone escarpment, the visitor has spectacular, uninterrupted views across Yorkshire countryside to the Pennines on a clear day. Park at the White Horse... More 

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York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have walked from Sutton Bank to the White Horse many times, which is a nice, flat, easy walk. It's something everyone should do at least once before they die, because the view is utterly wonderful.

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Thirsk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great for just a visit or to start one of the many walks. The car park is free. Car security is needed.

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New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Spent 4 hours exploring and walking. Breathtaking area. The White Horse path is an easy hike with firm paths. Sutton Bank offered gorgeous views, and the lovely Whitestone Cliffs.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A little bit different but couldn't really see the head. Worth a look if in the area. Steep drive down from the main road.

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved this area and the superb views of the valley from above the White Horse. The horse itself is better viewed from the road below. The added surprise of the gliders being towed off was special. Super walk.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An amazing place to visit set in beautiful countryside with far reaching views. The horse, itself was carved out of the hill in the 1800s by the school teacher and children and is coated in limestone to keep the horse white. Steep and uneven steps will get you up to the horse itself and is worth the climb for the... More 

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