Kilburn is best known as
the home of the late Robert Thompson, one of
Britain’s most important woodworkers. The son
of a local joiner, his carvings, all
containing his individual trademark - a mouse
- can be seen in churches across Britain,
including Westminster Abbey. His workshop is
at the centre of the village and visitors can
see the skill of wood carving in action.
Behind the village is the figure of a 300ft white horse dug into the hillside of Sutton Bank. It was the work of a local schoolmaster and his pupils in 1857. Sutton Bank is the base of the Yorkshire Gliding Club.