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White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank

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Address: Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2CH, England
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Lovely walk

Nice walk, well laid out paths with lovely views. The red route take you along the top of the cliff and also through the lower wood with lots of wild flowers. There were a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice walk, well laid out paths with lovely views. The red route take you along the top of the cliff and also through the lower wood with lots of wild flowers. There were a few very steep areas of path, but the majority of the path was very manageable.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Several ways to see this, you can drive to the carp park underneath the horse, car park is free. You can then walk up the 125 or so steps to get above it for the amazing views. A second option is to drive past the first car park, to the top of the steep bank and there is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was a nice hike from the visitor center to the white horse and back. Nice views off Sutton Bank over the rolling farmland

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have to agree with several other reviewers that the White Horse of Kilburn is best viewed from afar, allowing you to appreciate the "bigger picture". In fact, from the top of the ridge it is impossible to see the figure in its entirity. However, this does not detract from the experience of climbing the numerous steep steps from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visit the white horse on a regular basis as it is free with free parking. The walk up the steps are a great way to tire out the boys. We enjoy watching the glidders setting off from the top of the bank. Well worth a visit. For the less fit you can park at the top not for from... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have seen this from afar as most have. So we decided to see it close up. The walk up the path from the car park is very steep but the views from the top are worth it. It was not the best of day's and the flying club were not flying. As for the comments about the horse being... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Dug out of turf by a local school teacher and his students. Hell of a detention punishment! It is possible to park below the horse and have a close up look but the best view is from the garden of Mousy Thompson's shop in Kilburn Village (can park at the pub). Don't miss the church where it is fun to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The White Horse,Great from a distance, a bit more basic & shabby close up. Free Entrance & large free carpark, Naturally a lot of steps from top to bottom, but well worth the effort for the views. Make sure everything out of sight when you park the car as the area a little isolated, also be careful of the narrow... More 

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North Yorkshire
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

well worth the climb, if you don't feel energetic attack from the top. there is a small car park. Free car aprks and picnic tables at the foot of the horse too

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Just a short walk from the visitor centre to what James Herriot described as the best view in England. It's quite spectacular. We also walked around to the top of the giant chalk horse. It's an easy walk of about 1 1/4 miles (2km) each way and the views over the surrounding areas are stunning. Don't expect to see the... More 

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