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Cherhill Down

Cherhill Down Review

Four miles west of Avebury, Cherhill Down is a prominent hill carved with a vivid white horse and topped with a towering obelisk. It's one of a number of hillside etchings in Wiltshire, all but two of which date back no farther than the late 18th century. This one was put there in 1780 to indicate the highest point of the downs between London and Bath. The views from the top are well worth the half-hour climb. The best view of the horse is from A4, on the approach from Calne.

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  • Address: A4, Avebury
  • Location: Avebury
Updated: 06-10-2013

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