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White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank

Address: Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2CH, England
Phone Number: 44 1845 597 426
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Thirsk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
60 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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Cayton, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When you go to the viewing area it states "best view in England" - and I do believe this to be true, however, possibly not just England. Visit the centre, which has lots of information, nice Cafe and gift centre. Then one could hire a bike to ride around on. Or walk to the Yorkshire Flying club and watch gliders... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I only love a few miles from Sutton Bank and was born in the area and I never tire of the views from there it is my favourite place for walking the dog the views are fantastic the walks well laid out and easy to access. No matter what time of year it is this is the place to appreciate... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A lovely walk from the Sutton Bank visitor centre along to the white horse and down the steps and back up again. The steps were killers only because we weren't used to it , but very enjoyable and the views from the top of Sutton bank are breathtaking.

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Paignton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is really close to Thirsk, visit on a sunny day and watch the gliders being towed into the sky!

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Brough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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