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The Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 374 feet 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 county of Oxfordshire, historically Berkshire), some five miles south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage. The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north.

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Useful information

  • National Trust
    The internationally-renowned Uffington White Horse can be seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry valley in the Ridgeway escarpment.
  • The Uffington White Horse Show
    Is a traditional two day country show and it takes place every August bank holiday Sunday and Monday.
  • Berkshire History
    Introduction to the Mystery Beast of Southern England.
  • Wikipedia
    The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 374 feet (110 m) 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 county of Oxfordshire, historically Berkshire), some five miles south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage.
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