Faringdon Folly Tower. Open Days

Faringdon Folly Tower, Stanford Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8EP

  • Sun, 05 April 2020 - Sun, 18 October 2020
  • 11am- 5pm
  • Save to calendar 2020-04-05 00:00:00 2020-10-18 00:00:00 Europe/London Faringdon Folly Tower. Open Days Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland 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- Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire 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 blac... Faringdon Folly Tower, Stanford Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8EP Gene Webb
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Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

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- Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire

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, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge - even a giraffe- and the many birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees.

( Find the full list in Things to do on the Folly website)

 

The Folly Tower is open from  April to October on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month.

Adults £3, 11-16 years £1, under 11s free

Open the 1st and 3rd Sundays from April to October

11am to 5pm

 

The woodland is always open and entry is free.

The Tower is available for private bookings.

 

The Tower and  Woodland are privately owned by the Faringdon Folly Tower Trust. Charity No. 284795

It is not public land but we allow the general public to have permissive access.

 

The best place for access is a footpath from the Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN78EP)

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


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