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!!
"There are many single points of view, which equal, or perhaps surpass, that to be seen from this place, but when a circuit is made of its summit, and new beauties are found at every step, it cannot fail to be pronounced the finest circular view in the kingdom,"
Extract from Pigot & Co's Directory of 1824