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This unique unusual 100ft tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England
Hailed as 'Britain's finest 20th century Folly Tower' and 'One of the most important follies in Britain'
It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming 4 acre, circular 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).
Seek out the 24 black birds and the giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree!!..............and more.
Please do not feed the giraffes!!
Opening times 2014
The Folly Tower is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays from April to October.
11am - 5pm
Adults £2, 11-16 years 50p, under 11s free
The woodland is always open and entry is free.
Dogs are not allowed in the tower, but there is a tether outside.
They will enjoy the walk in and around the woodland. We always hope that dog owners will 'pick up and take away' after their dog.
There are many bird species living in the woodland, and others visit as they migrate.
Some of those sighted in Autumn 2012:
Many wild flowers and plants can be found. These are just a few.