We regret that temporary access restrictions are in place in some areas of White Horse Hill due to weather conditions and wear and tear on the ground. These restrictions are necessary to protect the horse and prevent further deterioration. We apologise for any inconvenience caused
These three prehistoric sites lie beside the Ridgeway, the ancient route that ran from Dorset to the Wash and still crosses the chalk ridges of the Berkshire Downs.
Uffington ‘Castle’, which occupies the summit of Whitehorse Hill, is a rare and outstanding example of a large Iron Age hillfort. The famous White Horse is the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain, perhaps over 3,000 years old. Nearby Dragon Hill, a natural mound about 10 metres high, is named for its association with the legend of St George.
Managed by the National Trust on behalf of English Heritage.
Read more about the history of Uffington Castle, White Horse and Dragon Hill.
Before You Go
Access: Parts of the site are uneven and may become muddy during wet weather.
Parking: There is a National Trust car park on site, free to English Heritage members.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Plan a Great Day Out
Pack up a picnic and enjoy a day along The Ridgeway. Make sure to include the atmospheric Neolithic Long Barrow at Wayland's Smithy in your visit.
Discover the history of Abingdon at the County Hall Museum built in delightful 17th century baroque style.
You could also enjoy a picnic at tranquil Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.
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