It's a fixture of the Wiltshire landscape and recognised across the country - but now it's had a spring clean.
As many as 20 volunteers spent the weekend scrubbing the Westbury White Horse in time for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.
Power cleaners were used to remove the algae and lichen which had discoloured the monument - once fully clean it will be given a fresh coat of paint.
The project, which was organised by the Westbury Rotary Club, saw two volunteers at a time lowered down the face of the horse.
The Westbury horse is the oldest of several white horses in Wiltshire.
It's thought the 180ft tall and 170ft wide carving was carved to commemorate King Alfred's victory over the Danes at the Battle of Ethandun in in 878 AD.
The owners of the giant former cement works site in Westbury say they hope to demolish the site's famous chimney.
The 400ft high stack hasn't been used since 2009, when it retired after more than half a century of operation.
It's part of a proposed redevelopment of the site by construction company Tarmac. They're in talks with Wiltshire Council to renovate the disused site and attract more investment.
A controlled explosion will be used to flatten the chimney - if all the relevant permissions can be obtained.
An inquest into the deaths of three men who were killed in a car accident in Wiltshire in December has found all three died as a result of head injuries.
Nathan Cox, 20, Chad McVeigh, 18, and Jordan Taylor, 20, all died when their car hit a lorry in Westbury.
The inquest heard the lorry driver saw Chad McVeigh's car driving at estimated 70mph on West Wilts Trading Estate seconds before crash.
The witness said: ' The car was going way too fast'. The car wedged itself under the lorry's trailer - with all 3 young men inside.
The inquest also heard that the car was in an unroadworthy condition and that Chad McVeigh was 1.4 times over the alcohol limit.
An 84-year-old man from Westbury has been missing since Saturday.
David Jenkins was last seen at his home at around 8:30 in the morning, but has not been heard from since. He may be confused and requires medication. His family and the police are very concerned for his welfare and say his disappearance is extremely out of character.
Wiltshire Search and Rescue are searching the local area along with a team of officers who are carrying out other enquiries.
There is disruption on First Great Western and South West Trains in Wiltshire after a vehicle went into a railway bridge. All lines between Trowbridge and Westbury are blocked and it is not clear when normal service will resume.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on First Great Western services between Westbury and Salisbury due to a signalling problem between Warminster and Salisbury.
First Great Western expects disruption to continue until at least 9am.
Police sealed off a Westbury trading estate earlier today after a suspicious item was spotted in Brook Lane. A Ministry of Defence bomb disposal team was called in and a 200m exclusion zone set up.
Officers identified the object as military ordnance and have removed it.
Delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western trains between Reading and Westbury due to signalling problem at Pewsey.
A Wiltshire MP, Andrew Murrison (Con, Wesbury), is writing to the rail minister urging him to electrify the main line as far as Westbury. It follows a consultants' report which said that line from London should only be upgraded as far as Bedwyn, two stops before.