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Kilburn White Horse, North Yorkshire

The Kilburn white horse is a hill figure formed in the hillside near the village of Kilburn, in North Yorkshire, England. The horse is 318 feet (97 m) long by 220 ft (67 m) high and covers about 1.6 acres (6,475.0 m2) and is said to be the largest and most northerly in England. Located on the southern flank of Sutton Bank, near the Roulston Scar at the edge of the Hambleton table-land, it faces south-south-west and is clearly visible from some distance, particularly from the East Coast Main Line railway south of Thirsk, and from the A19. On a clear day, the horse is visible from north Leeds, 28 miles (45 km) away on the higher ground to the west of the Vale of York.

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Castles

Castles were first built in England during the Norman Conquest in the 11th century as fortifications. There are many hundreds of castles throughout England some in good repair whilst others have all but completely disappeared other than a few stones to mark the spot.

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Lakes

England has many lakes spread out over the whole of the country but the most famous must be the Lake District which draws around 16 million visitors each year to admire the beauty of the countryside around the lakesides. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake.

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The National Parks of England are quite diverse but all have in common one thing and that is their beauty. From the windswept reaches of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District or the ancient, peaceful tranquility of the New Forest all are worthy of a visit.

National Parks

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