13 Sights in Vale of White Horse, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Vale of White Horse, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Vale of White Horse, United Kingdom.

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1. The Giant's Stair

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Uffington Castle is an early Iron Age univallate hillfort in Oxfordshire, England. It covers about 32,000 square metres and is surrounded by two earth banks separated by a ditch with an entrance in the western end. A second entrance in the eastern end was apparently blocked up a few centuries after it was built. The original defensive ditch was V-shaped with a small box rampart in front and a larger one behind it. Timber posts stood on the ramparts. Later the ditch was deepened and the extra material dumped on top of the ramparts to increase their size. A parapet wall of sarsen stones lined the top of the innermost rampart. It is very close to the Uffington White Horse on White Horse Hill.

Wikipedia: Uffington Castle (EN)

2. White Horse Hill

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The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure, 110 m (360 ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington, some 16 km (10 mi) east of Swindon, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage; or 2.5 km (1.6 mi) south of Uffington. The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north. The best views of the figure are obtained from the air, or from directly across the Vale, particularly around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot, and Fernham.

Wikipedia: Uffington White Horse (EN)

3. Wayland's Smithy

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Wayland's Smithy is an Early Neolithic chambered long barrow located near the village of Ashbury in the south-central English county of Oxfordshire. The barrow is believed to have been constructed about 3600 BC by pastoral communities shortly after the introduction of agriculture to the British Isles from continental Europe. Although part of an architectural tradition of long barrow building that was widespread across Neolithic Europe, Wayland's Smithy belongs to a localised regional variant of barrows - found only in south-west of Britain - known as the Severn-Cotswold group. Wayland's Smithy is one of the best surviving examples of this type of barrow.

Wikipedia: Wayland's Smithy (EN)

4. Old All Saints Church

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Old All Saints Church, or Harcourt Chapel, is a redundant Church of England church near the village of Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church is southwest of the village, in the grounds of Nuneham House overlooking the River Thames, some 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Oxford.

Wikipedia: Old All Saints Church, Nuneham Courtenay (EN)

5. Vale and Downland Museum and Visitor Centre

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The Vale and Downland Museum is a local museum in the market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire, England. Its galleries present the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse region around Wantage. A Victorian kitchen, Iron Age skeleton and a bust of Sir John Betjeman are amongst its attractions, along with a cafe serving home-made food. During school holidays there are several themed days, most of which are 'entry by donation'.

Wikipedia: Vale and Downland Museum (EN)

6. The Blowing Stone

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The Blowing Stone is a perforated sarsen at grid reference SU32412 87083 in Kingston Lisle, which is in the traditional county of Berkshire, but is currently administered as part of Oxfordshire. The stone is in a garden at the foot of Blowingstone Hill just south of the Icknield Way (B4507), about 4+1⁄2 miles (7 km) west of Wantage and about 1+1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) east of White Horse Hill.

Wikipedia: Blowing Stone (EN)

7. Swinford Toll Bridge

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Swinford Toll Bridge is a privately owned toll bridge across the Thames in Oxfordshire, England. It crosses the river just above Eynsham Lock, between the village of Eynsham on the north-west bank and the hamlet of Swinford on the south-east bank. It carries the B4044 between Oxford and Eynsham, which was the A40 road until the north Oxford bypass was completed in 1936.

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8. King Alfred Statue

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The statue of Alfred the Great, in the Wantage market place, was sculpted by Count Gleichen, a relative of Queen Victoria's, and unveiled on 14 July 1877 by the Prince and Princess of Wales. It was presented to the town by Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage. It depicts the 9th-century King Alfred the Great.

Wikipedia: Statue of Alfred the Great, Wantage (EN)

9. Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred

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The Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred is a local village museum housed in the former Chapel of Jesus of Bethlehem, built in 1453 by Carthusian monks and now commonly called Champs Chapel, at East Hendred in the English county of Oxfordshire.

Wikipedia: Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred (EN)

10. Great Coxwell Barn

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Great Coxwell Barn is a Medieval tithe barn at Great Coxwell, Oxfordshire, England. It is on the northern edge of the village of Great Coxwell, which is about 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Swindon in neighbouring Wiltshire.

Wikipedia: Great Coxwell Barn (EN), Website

11. Scutchamer Knob (Earthwork)

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Scutchamer Knob, also known as Cuckhamsley Hill and occasionally as Scotsman's Knob or Beacon Hill, is an early Iron Age round barrow on the Ridgeway National Trail at East Hendred Down in the English county of Oxfordshire.

Wikipedia: Scutchamer Knob (EN)

12. Abingdon County Hall Museum

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Abingdon County Hall Museum is a local museum in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England. The museum is run by Abingdon Town Council and supported by Abingdon Museum Friends, a registered charity. It is a Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: Abingdon County Hall Museum (EN)

13. St Helen's Church

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St Helen's Church is a Church of England parish church in Abingdon on the bank of the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. The church is thought to occupy the site of the Anglo-Saxon Helenstowe Nunnery.

Wikipedia: St Helen's Church, Abingdon (EN)


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