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White Horse of Kilburn

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EY, England
+44 1845 597426
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“lovely walk” (28 reviews)
“gliding club” (34 reviews)
“car park” (61 reviews)
Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EY, England
+44 1845 597426
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tough steep climb, first in the car then walking up lots of steps but great views when up there. Great landmark and is fun to say we have been there when seen from a distance.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting York or North Yorkshire I would recommend a visit to Kilburn, Coxwold, Byland Abbey which are the villages which surround the White Horse. The area is designated 'outstanding natural beauty' status because of the stunning scenery. The village of Kilburn is...More

Thank Jeff_Parker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly dramatic views after a walk of about a quarter of a mile from a car park. Beware of very steep hill on road down to Kilburn

Thank QuizzerL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the Kilburn White Horse carved into the hillside near Sutton Bank from miles away across the vale of York. It is the only figure of its type in the north of England, and is now maintained by a local voluntary group.. It...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spot. A lot of steep steps to climb though. Great view at the top though. Ideally a warmer whether activity. Car park at the bottom of the horse. Family activity.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed the signs to the White Horse car park (free). We saw a sign saying White Horse 157 steps, we climbed these on a very hot day, the views where nice but no sign of a white horse, we walked passed the gliding club...More

Thank auntjamjar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As Australian tourists, we were staying with friends in Thirsk, Yorkshire, and our friend suggested a walk up to the White Horse. It was a little difficult to get a good view of the White Horse of Kilburn from afar, but our friend found a...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If your after something to do with the children and don't want to blow a load of money doing it then this is s great 1/2 day. We parked in the visitor centre car park at the top of Sutton bank (clean toilets available too...More

Thank Ted-offroad
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a lovely walk with fantastic views on one side and the airfield for the gliders on the other. Only gripe would be lack of signs along the path. Intend to go during the different seasons.

Thank Jan5660
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We arrived at the car park just below the white horse where there are a few tables for picnics or bbq's just before 8am. Had an enjoyable walk up the steps at the side of the horse,(they are quite steep) across the top and back...More

Thank 2014Jandy
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