Westbury white horse (Bratton Camp hillfort).
Contributor:Chris Cole / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6016 x 4016 px | 50.9 x 34 cm | 20.1 x 13.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:July 8, 2015
Location:Westbury Hill, Wiltshire, UK.
According to legend and folklore, a white horse was originally cut on this chalk hillside by King Alfred to commemorate his victory over the Danes at the battle of Ethandun in May 878 AD. The present carving consists of white painted concrete, to prevent erosion on the steep slope.