Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland
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 – but please do not feed him. Find a full list of the sculptures in the Things to do section on the Folly website.
The Tower is open from April to October on the first and third Sundays of the month. 11am-5pm
Entrance to Tower: Adults £3, 11-16s £1, Under 11s free