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Folly Tower and Woodland

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Where? Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland, Stanford Road, FARINGDON,Oxfordshire, SN7 7AQ, (view map)
When? The Tower is open from April to October on the first and third Sundays of the month, 11am-5pm.
How Old? N/A
How Much? Adults £3, 11-16yrs £1, Under 11yrs free. The woodland is free.
Description 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).
Other Info Seek out the 24 black birds and giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree! and a variety of birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees.
Contact Name Eddie Williams
Telephone 0845 475 8386
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