Uffington's Galloping White Horse

'A medieval document records it as one of the wonders of Britain, along with Stonehenge, while some sources suggest it was cut some time during the 1st century ad. Others claim it was established to celebrate King Alfred's victory over the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown in ad 871. In more recent times, the age of the horse has been scientifically pinpointed by a series of archaeological digs and analysis of soil samples, indicating that it dates back almost 3,000 years, to the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age.'

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7
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Uffington White Horse, , Vale of White Horse
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'Discover the legends and magic of one of Britain's greatest antiquities on this spectacular downland walk.'

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