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The Vale of the White Horse, the area south-west of Oxford, draws far fewer visitors than the rest of the area but contains many pretty villages, good walking country and several interesting pre-historic sites.

The Uffington White Horse, from which the area takes its name, is a mysterious chalk carving spanning 110 metres across a hill side, thought to date back to at least the Iron Age. Passing close to the White Horse is The Ridgeway, known as ‘Britain’s oldest road’, now a national trail which follows the path across the downs used by pre-historic man and takes in many ancient sites and pretty villages.