Faringdon Folly Tower, Oxfordshire

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The best place for access is a footpath up to the top of the hill, from Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN7 7AQ)

Brief description:

The Tower, 100ft high and the last major folly to be built in England, is situated on Folly Hill, surrounded by 4 acre, circular woodland of Scots Pine and broadleaf trees.


Faringdon Folly Tower and woodland, Oxfordshire SN7 7AQ




0845 475 8386 (local rate) or 01367 241142


http://www.faringdonfolly.org.uk/ and facebook.com/FaringdonFolly


10 minutes walk from Faringdon’s historic market place where refreshments are available, and 2 hours free parking. The best place for access is a footpath from the Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN7 7AQ)

Opening Times:

In 2019 The Folly Tower is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays from April to October.11am - 5pm, Adults £3, 11-16 years £1, under 11s free. It is also possible to book a private opening, for your party or celebration (using the dining area shown on one of the photos), using the contact details above..

The Folly woodland is always open and entry is free, and dogs are welcome in it providing their owners pick up after their dog, with dog bins are at the start of each path. 


Further details can be found on the following websites: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/oxfordshire and https://www.thames-travel.co.uk/.


There are no amenities on-site, but you can find plenty of places for food and drink in nearby Faringdon.