The figure is of King George III, who regularly visited Weymouth, and made it ‘the first resort’, riding on his horse, and can be seen for miles around. It is 280 feet long and 323 feet high in size and is best viewed from the A353 road.
There is a legend that King George was offended that the figure was riding out of Weymouth — a sign that he was not welcome — and never returned.
The television show Challenge Anneka restored the horse in 1989. However, the project was undertaken too quickly and some errors were made.
A project to restore the white horse is underway.
More Information: White Horse – Facts & Fiction!
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