Fodor's Expert Review Long Man of Wilmington

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Ten miles southeast of Lewes on the A27, Wilmington has a famous landmark that people drive for miles to see. High on the downs to the south of the village (signposted off the 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. It's one of England's two most significant human hill figures, along with the Cerne Abbas Giant near Dorchester in Dorset.

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S. Downs Way
Wilmington, East Sussex  BN26 5SW, England

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