Cherhill Down, Wiltshire, UK

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Cherhill Down, Wiltshire, UK
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Facing towards the north-east, the Cherhill White Horse lies on a steep slope of Cherhill down, a little below the earthwork known as Oldbury Castle. It can be seen from the A4 road and the nearby village of Cherhill.[2] A good viewpoint is a lay-by alongside the westbound carriageway of the A4 where it passes below the horse. From near here, a footpath climbs the hill towards the horse.[3] Near the horse is an obelisk called the Lansdowne Monument, visible in some photographs of the White Horse.[2] This is a 38-metre stone structure, erected in 1845 by the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne to commemorate his ancestor Sir William Petty.[4]
Location: Cherhill Downs, Wiltshire, UK.