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The village of Uffington lies on the edge of the Vale of the White Horse, just north of the Berkshire Downs. Overlooking the village is the famous White Horse, a marvellous chalk figure which was cut into the hillside 3000 years ago.

 

The village has a fine church, known as The Cathedral of the Vale, and an excellent museum.

 

Uffington has literary connections too. John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, lived in the village and Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's School Days, was born at Uffington vicarage. Several of Hughes' books are based on local people and places; the museum is actually housed in the school featured in his most famous work.

 

The whole area is filled with historic interest and information on the church and museum, the White Horse and all local historic sites including the nearby Ridgeway Path, Uffington Castle, Dragon Hill, Wayland's Smithy and Ashdown House can be found here.