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Faringdon Folly

Vale of White Horse

Type:Historic Site

Stanford Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7AQ

Tel: 0845 475 8386

Faringdon Folly

About

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

It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming woodland of splendid Scots Pine some more than 200 years old.

Fantastic views over 5 counties.

Find out about the history of Folly Hill, Henry James Pye, Oliver Cromwell and the very eccentric Lord Berners (the creator of the tower).

Seek out 24 black birds and the giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree! A giraffe and many birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees.

The Tower is open from April to October on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. More details, prices and  Tower open dates can be found on www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

The woodland is always open and entry is free

Available for private bookings

Keep uptodate on the Folly facebook page


Times: 11am -5pm

 

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