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What is the Uffington White Horse?

The origins of the Uffington White Horse, or Ridgeway Horse as sometimes it is affectionately known, dates back the Bronze Age, some 3,000 years ago.

The Uffington White Horse figure, situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in Uffington, Oxfordshire, close to Faringdon and Wantage, is a prehistoric hill figure, 110 metres long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.

The site is owned and managed by the National Trust and the White Horse proudly overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north.

The horse is thought to represent a tribal symbol perhaps connected with the builders of Uffington Castle and the stylised horse figure was adopted by Ridgeway in 1997.