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The Alton Barnes White Horse

30 Long St, Devizes, Marlborough SN10 1NW, UK

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About The Alton Barnes White Horse

This horse is a little under a mile north of the village of Alton Barnes, on a moderate slope on Milk Hill on the ridge that extends to Walker's Hill, to the west of the Alton Barnes to Lockeridge road. One of the county's best-loved and most iconic white horses, it remains a tourist attraction and has been regularly maintained, with numerous groups or individuals scouring the horse throughout its life. More recently, the horse was illuminated by candles every winter solstice for over ten years,


Attractions near The Alton Barnes White Horse

Milk Hill0.62km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

Milk Hill is the second highest chalk hill in the UK and was the starting point for longest hang-glider flight ever in the UK on 10th May 2011 by Nev Almond. Views are extensive from here, as far as the Mendips and Cotswolds and, on exceptionally clear days, as far as the Black Mountains in Wales. Oneof the nice trekking destination and also you cab spend some beautiful time here.

West Kennet Long Barrow4.01km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

One of the largest, most impressive and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site. Archaeologists have established that the monument was built by pastoralist communities shortly after the introduction of agriculture to Britain from continental Europe.

Overton Hill4.31km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

Overton Hill is a 571 ft hill at the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England. It lies just west of the village of West Overton and about 4 miles west of the town of Marlborough. The A4 road passes close to the north, and to the south is the River Kennet.  The hill is notable for being the start point of the Ridgeway National Trail, which follows an ancient trackway. There are several round barrows on it, and it is the site of an Iron Age wooden circle known as The Sanctuary,

Silbury Hill4.84km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

Silbury Hill is a prehistoric artificial chalk mound near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest artificial prehistoric mound in Europe. Probably built over a short period between about 2470 and 2350 BC, it is one of the most intriguing monuments in the prehistoric landscape of the Avebury World Heritage Site.

Hatfield Earthworks5.69km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

Hatfield Earthworks is a Neolithic henge and mound, located beside the River Avon. The henge is bounded by a bank and internal ditch and encloses an area of about 35 acres. The earthworks are incomplete, especially on the southwest-facing river side of the site, and there are two causewayed entrances. One of the iconic locations in this area and also you can spend some nice time in the middle;e of nature.

West Kennet Avenue5.69km from The Alton Barnes White Horse

An 'avenue', originally of around 100 pairs of prehistoric standing stones, raised to form a winding 1 1/2 mile ritual link between the pre-existing monuments of Avebury and The Sanctuary. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site.  Excavations by Stuart Piggott and Alexander Keiller in the 1930s indicated that around 100 pairs of standing stones had lined the avenue, dated to around 2200 BC from finds of Beaker burials beneath some of them. Many stones have fallen or are missing, however.

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.