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Long Man of Wilmington

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Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Wilmington, 9 miles southwest of Herstmonceux Castle on A27, has a famous landmark that people drive for miles to see. High on the downs to the south of the village (signposted off A27), a 226-foot-tall white figure with a staff in each hand, known as the Long Man of Wilmington, is carved into the chalk. His age is a subject of great debate; some researchers think he might have been created as far back as Roman, or even Neolithic times, but recent soil analysis places the figure closer to the 16th century.

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Wilmington, England

Published 08/30/2016

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