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The oldest remaining white horse, and certainly the most beautiful, is probably the uffington horse, which is dated to the bronze age or early iron age, possibly over 3,000 years old. So local people have kept it cleared and told its stories as cultures and ideas have come and gone and changed over the centuries.

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Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire. The oldest of the earthwork horses, dating back some 3000 years to the late Bronze Age.

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White Horse - Eric Ravilious. White Horse in Dorset. During the 1790s, George III spent his holidays in Dorset at the port of Weymouth, establishing it as the first English seaside resort, and in 1808 this equestrian figure was carved into nearby Osmington Hill to celebrate his patronage.

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