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White Horse Hill, Uffington

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington (in the administrative county of Oxfordshire, historically Berkshire), some 8km south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage; or 2.5km south of Uffington. The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north. The best views of the figure are obtained from the air, or from directly across the Vale, particularly around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot and Fernham. The site is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Guardian stated in 2003 that "for more than 3,000 years, the Uffington White Horse has been jealously guarded as a masterpiece of minimalist art." It has also inspired the creation of other white horse hill figures.
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  • A nice walk aroung the hill but to be honest you can't see much of the horse because of the angle, the best place we found was near the car park when we sat on a bench to have a brew and biscuits.  more »
  • Difficult to see this horse from any angle. A short walk to be on top of it but no good for photos. Photos displayed are the best I could get.  more »
  • A bit of a personal review this because my sister Fiona died this week. She designed the car park 40 or so years ago. The challenge was to provide parking for 100+ cars on open downland without creating an eyesore. I may be biased but I think she did a great job. You can’t see the car park from anywhere except the car park!
  • Peace and quiet place. Vast area with historical importance. Good for hiking!
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