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Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

This unique unusual 100ft tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England. It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming circular 4 acre woodland of splendid Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some more than 200 years old. Check out…

This unique unusual 100ft tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England.

It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming circular 4 acre woodland of splendid Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some more than 200 years old.

Check out the fantastic views over 5 counties and find out about the history of Folly Hill, Henry James Pye (of Sing a Song of Sixpence fame), Oliver Cromwell and the very eccentric Lord Berners (the creator of the tower).

Seek out the 24 black birds and giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree! and a variety of birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees. You might even see a troll, but, ‘please do not feed the giraffes’.

10 minutes walk from Faringdon’s historic market place where refreshments are available, and 2 hours free parking.

The woodland is always open and entry is free.

Book a private opening, for your party or celebration.

The best place for access is a footpath from the Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN77AQ)

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Eddie Williams
Contact Position
Friend of the Folly
Telephone
0845 475 8386
E-mail
enquiries@faringdonfolly.org.uk
Website
Faringdon Folly website

Where to go

Name
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland
Address
Stanford Road
Faringdon
Oxfordshire
Postcode
SN7 7AQ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The Tower is open from April to October on the first and third Sundays of the month, 11am-5pm.
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Costs

Details

Adults £3, 11-16s £1, Under 11s free

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Adults
Carers
Older people

Last checked on 01/06/2017

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