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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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Bologna, Italy
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195 reviews 195 reviews
56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
79 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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71 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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Thirsk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The white horse itself will only grab your attention for a short while, but the walks and views will take your breath away!!

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Crail, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Up close the horse is a bit disappointing and looks scruffy. From the car park you are too close to get a proper impression of how it looks from the distance. A climb up the steps is worth doing as there are wonderful views over the Vale of York from the top. We then saw the horse from just south... More

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Walk this area alot, beautiful scenery, if you park at the bottom of the white horse it is very steep to climb but you feel great when you get to the top. You can then walk along to sutton bank where there is parking and a cafe along the way you can see glidders been towed off the bank. All... More

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Townsville, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Good climb up to the top from the car park, worth it for the views from the glider field. The misty rain made it seem all the more marvellous, and the interpretive signs were enlightening.

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