The Wiltshire White Horses Reviews
Description:Wiltshire is the county for white horses. There are or were at least twenty-four of these hill figures in Britain, with ... more
The Wiltshire White Horses ... no less than thirteen being in Wiltshire, and another white horse, the oldest of them all, being just over the border in Oxfordshire. Most of the white horses are chalk hill carvings, and the chalk downs of central Wiltshire make it an ideal place for such figures. Of the thirteen white horses known to have existed in Wiltshire, eight are still visible, and the others have either been lost completely, or are in a sense still there, under the turf, but have long since become grown over and are no longer visible. Contrary to popular belief, most white horses are not of great antiquity. Only the Uffington white horse is of certain prehistoric origin, being some three thousand years old. Most of the others date from the last three hundred years or so, though the hillside white horse can be a slippery creature, and the origins of some are impossible to establish with any certainty.
Newest Review: ... because of the theft. The horse at Alton Barnes has been fairly well looked after , the Wiltshire Crop Circles Study Group removed the weeds and grass from the white surface and redefined some edging in 2002. The horse has also been lit up a few times in past year, a group of dedicated people placed hundreds of tea lights around the edge of the horse on the night of a Winter Solstice, by all ... more
Customer The Wiltshire White Horses Reviews (1)
by - written on 09/03/09 (Very useful, 253 readings)
There are a grand total of thirteen White chalk horses embedded in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Before we go on to take a closer look at each of the White horses maybe I will tell you just why I love them so much. When our children were young the Westbury White Horse was a very popular weekend visiting place, you could bundle the kids into the car, pack a picnic, have just enough petrol in the tank to get there and back and still be sure that it was going to be a good afternoon out. The entrance to the Westbury white horse is via a long, narrow and windy road. But the road does have a number of `passing points`. As the car reaches the brow of the hill ... Read the complete review
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