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Faringdon Folly Tower - Things to Know Before Visiting

Folly Path, Faringdon SN7 7AQ, UK

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About Faringdon Folly Tower

Faringdon Folly was the last folly to be built in England. It stands 100 feet high and dominates the landscape above the historic market town of Faringdon. The folly was built by Lord Berners of Faringdon House in 1935 and offers superb views over 5 counties on a clear day. It was Hailed as 'Britain's finest 20th century Folly Tower' and 'One of the most important follies in Britain'


Attractions Near Faringdon Folly Tower

Great Coxwell Barn
Great Coxwell Barn3.27km from Faringdon Folly Tower

Great Coxwell Barn is a Mediæval tithe barn at Great Coxwell, Oxfordshire, England. It is on the northern edge of the village of Great Coxwell, which is about 9 miles northeast of Swindon in neighbouring Wiltshire. The barn was built about 1292 for the Cistercian Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire, which had held the manor of Great Coxwell since 1205. Since 1956 it has been in the care of the National Trust.

Badbury Hill
Badbury Hill3.71km from Faringdon Folly Tower

Badbury Hill is an area of woodland, well-loved for its bluebells, walking and cycling. The summit of the hill is the site of an Iron Age hill fort known as Badbury Camp. It is roughly circular in shape, most of which was levelled early in the 19th century. It is now a wooded area, known locally as Badbury Clump, of roughly nine acres, swathed in bluebells in May and is a well-frequented local recreation area, for walkers and dog-owners.

Farmer Gow's
Farmer Gow's4.71km from Faringdon Folly Tower

Farmer Gow's is a small livestock farm in a beautiful Oxfordshire countryside setting in the Vale of White Horse. It is an Activity Farm with lots of indoor and outdoor farm activities for the kids, from chick handling and ferret walking to hay bale climbing and tractor rides. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and also it will be a new experience for visitors.

National Trust - Buscot Park
National Trust - Buscot Park5.57km from Faringdon Folly Tower

Buscot Park is a country house at Buscot near the town of Faringdon in Oxfordshire within the historic boundaries of Berkshire. It was built in an austere neoclassical style between 1780 and 1783 for Edward Loveden Loveden. It remained in the family until sold in 1859 to Robert Tertius Campbell, an Australian. Campbell's daughter Florence would later be famous as Mrs Charles Bravo, the central character in a Victorian murder case that remains unsolved to this day.

Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor5.65km from Faringdon Folly Tower

Kelmscott Manor is a limestone manor house in the Cotswolds village of Kelmscott, in West Oxfordshire. Visitors today can still experience the beauty and seclusion that inspired many of William Morris’s most important designs and writings as well as influencing his ideas on conservation for both the built and natural environments. It includes furniture, original textiles, pictures and paintings, carpets, ceramics and metalwork. The estate also boasts a beautiful garden.

Saint Johns Lock
Saint Johns Lock8.24km from Faringdon Folly Tower

St John's Lock, is the highest lock on the River Thames at 76m above sea level. It is 1.85 km from Buscot Lock and was named after a nearby priory, established in 1250. The lock was built of stone in 1790 by the Thames Navigation Commission. The lock can be reached easily from St John's Bridge which is about a mile out of Lechlade on the A417 road.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

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