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 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 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 SN77EP)
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Eddie Williams
- Contact Position
- Friend of the Folly
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Where to go
- Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland
- SN7 7EP
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Adults £3, 11-16s £1, Under 11s free
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