The White Horses of Wiltshire are an iconic part of the landscape and remain a magnificent sight to this day.
The Westbury or Bratton White Horse can be seen from twenty miles on a clear day.
It is thought to have been cut in the early 18th century, and replaced and incorporated a much earlier horse that faced to the right and is the oldest of the Wiltshire White Horses.
Situated just below Bratton Camp where Saxon armies gathered it could exist as a reminder of battles fought or of royal visits. It is now concreted and painted white and underwent a recent refurbishment to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Images: Copyright Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - AAA.747, WEB.747, YBA.747, P44380, P316, P56641