Attractions around Vale Of White Horse

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Vale Of White Horse. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Vale Of White Horse is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Vale Of White Horse

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    Uffington Castle is an exceptionally well-preserved example of an Iron Age hill fort. The White Horse is the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain, too; perhaps over 3,000 years old. From the summit, you are afforded wonderful views.

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    The Ridgeway

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Ridgeway is an awesome long distance cycle route - here's one of the best sections of white, chalky double and singletrack which is perfect for mountain bikes and gravel …

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    Buscot Lock is the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, today it looks just as it did more than …

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    Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic chambered long barrow. The site was once believed to be the home of Wayland, the Saxon god of metalworking, hence the name. Excavations have revealed …

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    MTB Ridgeway White Roads segment

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This Ridgeway segment from Swindon to Goring on Thames includes miles of chalk trails, with some historic ruins beside the trail.
    I rode this one way; parked my car in …

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    Fantastic view and all-round view. On a visit to the more famous White Horse Hill, you should definitely "take" the Dragon Hill. Is close to it.

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    The House.

    Hiking Highlight

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    Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, …

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    Walled Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    The present Lord Faringdon has, since 1978, transformed what was a grand, but largely redundant, eighteenth-century kitchen garden into a fine ornamental garden with a strong structure, within which a …

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    Whereas many villages seem deserted during the day, Buscot is often busy with visitors to the lock and picnic site beside the river, or taking advantage of the tea room …

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    Peto Water Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by Harold Peto, who was, in his day, the leading exponent of formal Italianate garden design, the Water Garden was laid out in 1904 for the 1st Lord Faringdon, …

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    Obelisk Sundial.

    Hiking Highlight

    Obelisk/Sundial created by Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
    Fashioned of Portland stone and green slate by Fergus Wessel of Stone Workshop and mounted …

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    Shrivenham

    Hiking Highlight

    Small, picturesque village near Swindons. On clear weather with a view of the Uffington White Horse Hill. Good and inexpensive base station for excursions, for example to Swindon, Oxford, Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, ...

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    Farmoor Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Farmoor Reservoir is surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland. The area is home to lots of birdlife, including black-headed gull, Eurasian coot, great cormorant, greylag goose, mute swans, tufted duck, white wagtail, mallard, plus more.

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    Lord Wantage Monument

    Hiking Highlight

    The monument to Robert Loyd Lindsay, Lord Wantage, is situated high on the Ridgeway and affords stunning views of the vale. Lord Wantage was a distinguished soldier and one of …

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    Abingdon

    Hiking Highlight

    Steeped in history dating back to the Saxon era, Abingdon-On-Thames is one of the most important of all the historic towns on the Thames. Boasting a magnificent town hall and …

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    The Blowing Stone

    Hiking Highlight

    The Blowingstone is a perforated rock in a humble garden at the foot of Blowingstone Hill, part of the Wessex Down escarpment that hosts the Ridgeway National Trail.

    If you …

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    Segsbury Camp

    Hiking Highlight

    Segsbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort in the Vale of White Horse. You can explore extensive and well-preserved ramparts and gateways in the fort. Historians believe this site …

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    St. John's Lock

    Hiking Highlight

    When you pass St John's Lock, the furthest upstream lock on the River Thames, it is traditional to pay your respects to Old Father Thames. This statue was commissioned in …

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    Pillbox FW3/22 Buscot.

    Running Highlight

    This pillbox is of type FW3/22. During the Second World War, these bunkers were used for the defense of England against a possible enemy invasion. This bunker is one of …

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    Terracotta Warriors.

    Hiking Highlight

    The seventeen Terracotta Warriors guarding the stairway are exact replicas of the five different ranks of the Great Army discovered at Lingtong, Xi'an, China.

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