the outline of a white giant man carved in the side of the hill with two sticks surrounded by green countryside

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The mysterious guardian of the South Downs has baffled historians and archaeologists for years. It is signposted from the A27, between Eastbourne and Polegate and located south of the village of Wilmington.

Fertility symbol? Ancient Warrior? Early 18th century folly? We may never know. Until such time as new evidence is unearthed, we shall have to content ourselves with the words of the Rev A.A Evans who said “The Giant keeps his secret and from his hillside flings out a perpetual challenge.”



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Long Man of Wilmington

Type:Historic Site

Wilmington, Wilmington, EAST SUSSEX, BN26 5SW

Tel: 01273 486260