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Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

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Address: Folly Path, off Stanford Road, Faringdon, England
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Lovely location

Super place to walk the dog or go for a family stroll. It is an added bonus if the Folly Tower is open. The views are splendid.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super place to walk the dog or go for a family stroll. It is an added bonus if the Folly Tower is open. The views are splendid.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic walk in the blustery March sunshine, much enjoyed with our collie puppy. Easy parking with our camper on the nearby road. Fantastic views for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Children and adults will both enjoy a walk around and through these woods. You will find lots of wooden carvings of animals. I love the giraffe that looks out from a tree.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The views are outstanding from the top of the hill or to get the best view head up the folly tower which is open some Sundays.

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London Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

First of all no matter what local or signs may indicate this is more than a 5-10 minute stroll from The Towns Market Place. You are climbing a hill with views of 5 counties,its steep somewhat narrow & can be muddy. A elevated stone causeway part with no barriers about 20' high in places seemed a bit dangerous to me... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A pleasent walk up a steepish hill to the folly, but well worth the effort, The views are superb and the is interesting. Entry to the Tower is possible on certain days

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lovely views from the hill, and lots of bits and bobs to spot inside the woods. A great place to walk dogs or children, and I certainly recommend going up inside the tower if you get chance. The entry fee is very low and includes going out onto the roof, where you can borrow binoculars and can enjoy great views.... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Regularly take the children and dogs for walks around the folly. Really good for little ones as you can park close by there are lots of interesting things to do in the woodland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon walking around the Folly & surrounding fields & lane. Lots of things to see, from a hare, blackbirds in branches & a gargoyle in a tree. Even found the don't feed the giraffe sign! And a surprise tea/coffee pop up tent. The dog loved having a sniff around.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Tower is well worth a visit but even if it is closed the woodland is great to explore given the numerous carvings for all the family to have fun discovering. Ideally go on the website before your visit so that you know what to look for hidden in the trees and undergrowth e.g. The giant hare, mole, bat, condor,... More 

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