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White Horse of Kilburn

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Address: Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EY, England
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Wonderful views from above, captivating from below.

A really lovely landscape feature that's worth a visit. The cliffs were fashioned during the ice age and a couple of wags decided to imprint a white horse in chalk. The surface is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely landscape feature that's worth a visit. The cliffs were fashioned during the ice age and a couple of wags decided to imprint a white horse in chalk. The surface is now maintained by aggregate and retaining boards. The walk from the National Park visitors centre is just over a mile, with wonderful views towards the Yorkshire Dales.

Thank Roskers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the village I have a perfect view of the White Horse from my bedroom window so had to go and see it up close. It's a steep walk if you don't have transport followed by over 150 steps to the top BUT the view certainly makes it worth it.

Thank Sheryn J
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

There are a couple of well-signed walks around this attraction which give lovely views, unless, like me, you visit in the fog! Even then the atmosphere was mysterious and well worth the climb up the 151 steps to the viewing point. Even on a good day you can't see much of the horse from the viewpoint as the ground falls... More 

Thank TinyKong
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are two ways to get to the White Horse. The first is to drive up the narrow twisty White Horse Bank to the small car park just below the horse, where you get a good view. You can then walk up the steps to the top, but steps are steep, so you need to be fit, but it is... More 

Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views.you can get to it from the bottom carpark by the steps which are quite steep or through the wood walk which is beautiful in every season.also a car park at the top with a fairly level walk to it.the glider club at the top of the bank does a cracking breakfast butty and hot drinks,seats both inside and... More 

Thank kathy l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly pub with good pub menu, log fire and very friendly staff. Food is very good pub grub with real ale. Try the steak and ale pie excellent.

Thank john h
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This area has never failed to capture my imagination - whether winter or summer- and so this December. Views are stunning and if you haven't been here then you have missed one of the most attractive and scenic places in the North of England. Good walking country.

Thank 1949etwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

You can park up at the visitor centre, but better still is go to the gliding club, park for free, do the walk and have a nice cuppa in the club café.

Thank Alan_WJ263
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Follow the marker signs to the top of the white horse from the visitor centre Sutton bank. Then walk down the steep stairs to the lower car park and walk back through the woods .

Thank Petersun55
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We took a detour to drive to see the white horse at Kilburn. However, we were disappointed as we could not see the complete image of the horse from the carpark. We could not see the horse head at all, unsure if it is covered by the vegetation.

Thank joltt

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