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Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

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What a view!

I visited the folly a few times now and just love the views especially on a good day. The... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Faringdon, United Kingdom
A whacky few hours of exploring

What an wild little find! The woodlands are a nice little wander with beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
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Folly Path, off Stanford Road, Faringdon, England
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I visited the folly a few times now and just love the views especially on a good day. The surrounding woods are also worth a visit when the folly is closed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stuby69
Reviewed September 4, 2018

What an wild little find! The woodlands are a nice little wander with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Within the woods are all sorts of whacky things to find and count, it kept 2 children involved for a good hour or so. You can't...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I've lived in Faringdon 7 years and only just made it up the tower. Absolutely fantastic - a real gem. Great views - though not for people who have issues walking or people on the much larger side (the steps at the very top are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Selery
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My daughter had been here previously and wanted to go back and show me around. The views were stunning and even though it was very warm there is ample shade from all the trees. There are some interactive activities for younger children who can hunt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip K
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Great little folly tower to climb up quickly for views over several different counties. The views were so stunning, and it only cost £3 to go up per person. The staff members in there were really friendly and talkative too, telling us some interesting things...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lucymsmith9
Reviewed July 9, 2018

You can park in the Stanford Road and then walk up to Folly Hill. Walk around the woodland and find all the interesting items including a giraffe coming out of a tree If you come on the first and third Sundays from April to October...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wentworthpeter7
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The last major Folly built in the UK by the eccentric Lord Berners surrounded by woodland and an exciting adventure trail for the young to find unusual sculptures and quirky additions … The Tower is open in the Summer (often on a Sunday) for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Terrys_FOLLIES
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Ultimately this is just a 1930's tower on a hill but well worth climbing to the top for a look over the surrounding countryside which in itself contains many surprises. Whatever you do, don't feed the giraffes.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Freecall
Reviewed June 15, 2018

The climb up to this folly isn't too steep as it is a gradual incline. The folly and surrounding woodland are absolutely fantastic, almost magical. The folly itself is very impressive though only open on certain days. The views from the woods across the surrounding...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Heflin666
Reviewed May 30, 2018

A little gem. I would say it was hidden but obviously it isn't as you can see it from quite a way away! What is hidden until you get up close is the hidden little quirks. We went as a family group with 8 to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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