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Faringdon Folly Tower Open

  • Where:
    Faringdon Folly Tower, Stanford Road, Faringdon, SN7 7AQ
  • When:
    22 September
    11:00am to 5:00pm
  • How much:
    Adults £3, 11-16 years £1, under 11s free
  • Contact:
    0845 475 8386
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Faringdon Folly Tower Open
The Faringdon Folly Tower, standing on Folly Hill, is a wonderful viewpoint over 5 counties and a landmark that can be seen for miles around.

The 104ft high Tower was built in 1935 by the eccentric Lord Berners, the then owner of Faringdon House, for his young friend Robert Heber-Percy.

The style is unusual in that the stark perpendicular building is topped with gothic flourishes and mock battlements. It is the last folly to be built in England.

The 4 acre woodland, with magnificent Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some over 200 years old, has been developed with interesting and quirky art and structures- the fairly useless bridge, civil war cannon, 24 blackbirds (from Sing a Song of Sixpence), Lord Berners high in a tree, and various animals and birds.

The woodland is always open and a great place for parents and children to spend time, and only a few minutes walk from Faringdon’s historic market place where refreshments are available

Wiltshire Times