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Faringdon Folly Tower Open Day

  • Where:
    Faringdon Folly Tower, Stanford Road, Faringdon, SN77AQ
  • When:
    4 August
    11:00am to 5:00pm
  • How much:
    Under 11s free, Adults £3, 11-16 £1
  • Contact:
    0845 475 8386
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Faringdon Folly Tower Open Day
This unique unusual 100ft Tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England
It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming circular 4 acre woodland of splendid Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some more than 200 years old.
Check out the fantastic views over 5 counties and find out about the history of Folly Hill, Henry James Pye (of Sing a Song of Sixpence fame), Oliver Cromwell and the very eccentric Lord Berners (the creator of the Tower).
There are many fun things to do in the woodland. Seek out the 24 black birds and giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree, a fairy house and a variety of birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees. You might even see a troll, or a giraffe. Find a full list of the sculptures in the Things to do section on www.faringdonfolly.org.uk
The Tower is open April - October on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. 11am-5pm
The woodland is always open and entry is free

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