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Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

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Address: Folly Path, off Stanford Road, Faringdon, England
Phone Number: +44 845 475 8386
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Lovely views from the hill, and lots of bits and bobs to spot inside the woods. A great place to walk dogs or children, and I certainly recommend going up inside the tower if you... read more

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely views from the hill, and lots of bits and bobs to spot inside the woods. A great place to walk dogs or children, and I certainly recommend going up inside the tower if you get chance. The entry fee is very low and includes going out onto the roof, where you can borrow binoculars and can enjoy great views.... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regularly take the children and dogs for walks around the folly. Really good for little ones as you can park close by there are lots of interesting things to do in the woodland.

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Thank cpres14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon walking around the Folly & surrounding fields & lane. Lots of things to see, from a hare, blackbirds in branches & a gargoyle in a tree. Even found the don't feed the giraffe sign! And a surprise tea/coffee pop up tent. The dog loved having a sniff around.

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Thank Jardine J
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Tower is well worth a visit but even if it is closed the woodland is great to explore given the numerous carvings for all the family to have fun discovering. Ideally go on the website before your visit so that you know what to look for hidden in the trees and undergrowth e.g. The giant hare, mole, bat, condor,... More 

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Thank VeryHungryWalker
Shrewsbury,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A short walk to the top gives wonderful views. The Folly has an association with a Shropshire family so was of extra interest. Combine with an afternoon in Faringdon this is an excellent half day out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It's the highlight of our little town. The folly isn't always open so you will need to check in advance. The views from the top are excellent, but even when it's closed the views from the hill are just as good! There are also lots of quirky wooden carvings to find in the woods around the folly.

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Thank Joanne R
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I am biased as I am local to the area & I love the Folly!! The tower is open 1st Sunday of each month, so if your happy to climb the stairs to the top you'll be rewarded with quite a view. The woodlands surrounding the Folly make for a super circular walk. Wrought Iron benches are conveniently placed so... More 

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Thank lynn m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Regular walk to the folly with my young children, love the fresh air and scenery! Folly is open monthly, and well worth the admission fee for a beautiful view! Take a camera! (although the stairs are not for the elderly or short of breath!)

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Thank Amy Lou Carter
Beccles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Short uphill walk from Faringdon. Fabulous 36 degree views. Information boards give background history and point out things to look out for. Tower only open on certain days/times but still well worth the visit. It's free!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The folly is a wonderful part of Faringdon, it's a simple enough stroll up the hill from a number of paths that converge at the top. Open, as others have said, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays during the summer ( and occasionally at other times ) the folly itself is worth a climb (stairs only) - as it is... More 

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