Type:Towns & Villages

Gloucester Street, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 7HL
All Saints Church Faringdon


The historic market town of Faringdon lies at the edge of the Cotswolds midway between Oxford and Swindon and sits in the Vale of the White Horse.

Know for it’s 100 ft Folly Tower, the last major Folly to be built in England it sits close to the centre of the town centre on Folly Hill and offers fine views over five counties. Built by Lord Berners who lived at the 18th Century Faringdon House. The Old Town Hall surrounded by Georgian- fronted buildings dates to the 17th Century.

Faringdon makes a great base for a short break in the Vale of White Horse and the Cotswolds. With easy access to many attractions, including the Ridgeway, White Horse Hill, Buscot Park, Thames walks and boat trips.

Top five things to do in Faringdon

  • Faringdon Folly, the area's most famous landmark.
  • Farmer Gow's, a unique 'learning through activity' family farm park.
  • Buscot Park. The fine late-18thC house is home to The Faringdon Collection, a treasure trove of art and design.
  • The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse Hill.
  • The Grade I listed Kelmscott Manor is just a short drive from Faringdon.

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. Check out our What's On In Oxfordshire page for details about local events.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Faringdon Information Centre SN7 7HL is in the centre of town or more help and directions please telephone Faringdon Information Centre on 01367 240281

Public Transport Directions

S6 Stagecoach Bus from Oxford or Swindon


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