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Faringdon

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Faringdon
Oxon
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All Saints Church Faringdon

The market town of Faringdon is perched on a golden limestone ridge between two river valleys – the Ock and the Thames – Faringdon enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding area. On the threshold of the Cotswolds, distinctive regional stone is evident in buildings around the town.

Things to do in Faringdon

Events in Oxfordshire

The Anglo-Saxon kings of Wessex located a palace here and Faringdon is recorded in the Domesday Book. A weekly market was granted in 1218 and these continue to take place on Tuesdays in the central market-place, overlooked by the 17th century elevated market hall.

The Parish Church dates from the 13th century. A turbulent history has robbed it of many usual features including a spire but the interior reveals interesting features including scroll work and brasses. The churchyard is rumoured to have a ghost.

Faringdon is noted for the curious custom of dying pigeons with bright colours, a practice started by the eccentric Lord Berners when resident at Faringdon House. His on-going influence is still evident around the town through stone plaques with comments such as "Please do not throw stones at this notice". Faringdon house is privately owned and not open for public access.

A short stroll from central Faringdon are open fields and a network of footpaths and themed walks. Two of England's national trails - the Thames Path and the Ridgeway – are accessible within a short ride / drive.
On 1 February 2004, Faringdon became the first town in the South East of England to achieve Fairtrade Town status.

What's Nearby

  1. Faringdon Folly


    The last folly to be built in England in 1935 stands at 104ft and offers extensive views of the...

    0.27 miles away
  2. Great Coxwell Barn

    Thirteenth-century monastic stone tithe barn with interesting timber construction.

    1.58 miles away
  3. Farmer Gow's

    Farmer Gow’s ~ the ‘favourite place on earth’ for lots of its young visitors.

    2.67 miles away
  4. Kelmscott Manor

    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600...

    3.07 miles away
  1. The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

    Make a day trip to see these traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland.

    3.42 miles away
  2. Buscot Park

    A late-18thC country house with landscaped formal park and gardens. House contains the Faringdon...

    3.78 miles away
  3. Buscot Old Parsonage

    An early 18thC house of Cotswold stone, set on the banks of the Thames and with a small garden.

    4.16 miles away
  4. Bampton Garden Plants

    Bampton Garden Plants started out as a small plant sale that occurred a couple of times a year...

    4.93 miles away
  5. Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries

    Trout and fly fishing. First organic Trout farm in the UK.

    5.41 miles away
  6. White Horse Hill

    Pay a visit to this ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure!

    5.81 miles away
  7. Wessex Mill

    A working flour mill producing flour for bakeries and home baking.

    6.11 miles away
  8. Cotswold Woollen Weavers

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    6.3 miles away
  9. The Beacon

    The Beacon is illuminating Wantage through the culture, leisure and entertainment.
    As a vibrant...

    8.23 miles away
  10. Vale and Downland Museum

    The museum is housed within a converted 16thC cloth merchant's house.

    An interactive...

    8.29 miles away
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