White Horse Hill audio tour

Listen to this tour of White Horse Hill as you visit, or just dip straight in to discover the fascinating history and stories of this ancient place.

Spring walkers on White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Welcome

Before you start your walk, listen online for an introduction to this special place, home to much more than just the ancient White Horse.

The White Horse at White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

The White Horse view

As you catch your first glimpse of the White Horse high on the hillside, listen online to discover the origins of this ancient monument.

Tree known as Alfreds Thorn at White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Alfred's Thorn

Hear about the ancient burial mounds and the significance of a small thorn tree as you climb upwards towards the White Horse.

Children volunteering by scouring the chalk horse at White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

The White Horse

Get the low down on the White Horse and the legends surrounding Dragons Hill.

Trig point at White Horse Hillo, Uffington, Oxfordshire

The trig point

You'll feel on top of the world when you reach here - it's the highest point in Oxfordshire. Find out more as you listen online.

Child walking on iron age earthworks at White Horse Hill, Uffington Oxfordshire

Uffington Castle

Listen on line to find out more about this Iron Age hill fort.

Line drawing of The Scouring of the White Horse

The Pastimes

You'll be amazed at what went on at these special events to celebrate the scouring of the White Horse. Listen online to hear about some of the fun and frolics.

Visitors looking at a distance marker point at White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

The toposcope

Take a look at what you can see from here.

Engraving in the collection at Parke Estate, Devon

Why were local fairs important? 

The local fair was a site for trade, celebrating community identity, and welcoming outsiders to a town or village. There were hundreds of fairs across Britain, often occupying the same site on the same date for centuries.

Archaeological work

Discover more about the many and varied types of archaeological work we do at our 73,000-plus sites.

Walk with us

Ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands and landscaped gardens. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk at our places