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The Vale village of Uffington, just south of the Berkshire Downs, is well worth a visit with many fine examples of cottages built of local chalk, many of them thatched.
The village of Uffington in Oxfordshire lies on the edge of the Vale of the White Horse, just north of the Berkshire Downs and south of the A420 linking Oxford and Swindon. Overlooking the village is the famous White Horse, a marvellous chalk figure which was cut into the hillside an estimated 3000 years ago.
The village has a fine church, known as The Cathedral of the Vale, an excellent museum. The village also organises and hosts the famous White Horse Show during August bank holiday each year. The village shop and post office, are located next to the village hall.
Uffington has literary connections too. John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, lived in the village and Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's School Days,
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
Within a 10 mile radius there are many outdoor attractions for families and children as well as Millets Farm Falconry, Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens and local leisure facilities.