Wiltshire White Horses

There are several white horses carved into the hills in Wiltshire, most in the area near Avebury. These are large images of horses carved at the top of hills, so they can be seen from a distance. Most are created by digging down to the natural white limestone. Some are modern, some are hundreds of years old. They are fun to spot as you are driving in this area.

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Location: England - Wiltshire - Broad Town

Category: Miscellaneous

Tags: Hill Figure

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

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The Google Map shows the location of the Hackpen White Horse. The others are in this area. These are the main historic White Horses in Wiltshire.

- Broad Town White Horse, Broad Town, Wiltshire. Thought to be cut in 1864. Covered during WWII. Restored in 1992. On the A4361 from Swindon to Avebury in Broad Town.

- Hackpen White Horse, Broad Hinton, Wiltshire. Cut in the side of Hackpen Hill to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. Near the town of Broad Hinton, just off the A4361.

- Alton Barnes White Horse, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Cut by a local farmer in 1812. Can be seen from the Kennet and Avon Canal at Honeystreet.

- Westbury White Horse, Westbury, Wiltshire. The oldest white horse in Wiltshire, 1778, replacing an older one on the same spot. The original chalk horse has been concreted over for easier maintenance. View from the A350 Melksham to Westbury road.

Other Hill Drawings in England include the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire, the Cerne Giant near Dorchester in Dorset and the Kilburn White Horse in North Yorkshire.

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