White Horse Hill (National Trust)

Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7, UK

Telephone: 01793 762209

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The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse can be seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry valley in the Ridgeway escarpment. The Horse is only part of the unique complex of ancient remains that are found at White Horse Hill and beyond, spreading out across the high chalk downland.

The Manger, a dramatic dry valley has steep rippled sides left from the retreating permafrost during the last Ice Age. To the east of the Manger lies Dragon Hill, a small roundish hill with a flattened top, said to be the site where St. George, England's patron saint, slew the dragon.

On White Horse Hill is an Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle. A simple design of one rampart and ditch, the castle at 860 feet (262m) above sea level forms the highest point in Oxfordshire, with views for miles around over six counties.

Burial Mounds can also be seen around this site, dating from the Neolithic period and reused up to the Saxon age.


Dragon Hill towards the White Horse
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