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“You can see for over 40 miles from there!”

White Horse of Kilburn
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US$56.72*
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York
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US$398.38*
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Private Group North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from Leeds
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Thirsk
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

It was a clear day when we walked up the steps at the side of the White Horse and the view was fabulous. Drax Power Station was clearly visible on the horizon which by road is about 43 miles away. As other reviewers have said the steps up from the car park are pretty steep and the treads are narrow, so maybe not for the faint hearted! The glider club isn't situated next to the White Horse by accident - it is pretty windy up there, so woolly hats may be worthwhile (but not ones that can be blown off!)
Seeing the Horse close up is nothing special - it is best viewed from a distance, of course.
The visitor centre at Sutton Bank is Ok too but I wouldn't make a special journey to go there. For the price of the pay and display car park it is worth a visit if you are in the area. There was a small but good photographic exhibition on when we visited.
For those on a limited budget like ourselves, the White Horse, Sutton Bank and the visitor centre together represent a good way to spend an hour or two (or longer with a nice walk) for next to nothing.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

The White Horse is very impressive, however more so from a distance than close up. Quite a trek up the steps from the car park.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is a level straight forward walk with stunning views westwards. It is easy walking and there is added interest from the adjacent gliding club..

Thank David H
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Excellent walks clearly signposted. We had driven along Sutton Bank many times and it is so nice to park off the road safely and explore the area.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Don't bother with the visitor centre - just drive through the pretty villages and then look back - amazing!

Thank OakwoodUK
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