Faringdon is a quant and historic market town in Oxfordshire. Commonly known for being the perfect stop to access many attractions surrounding it. Such as the Folly Tower, White Horse Hill, boat trips and many Thames walks.
Primarily known for the infamous 100ft Folly Tower. Located upon the Folly hill, it is surrounded by 4 acres of woodland. Some trees within this are known to be older than 200 years, marking the sacred spot. The hill provides many angles of view of the extraordinary tower and its scenery surrounding it. Not only does it provide many adventures but also numerous intriguing sculptures to seek out as an activity along the way. As well as plenty of spots to sit and enjoy a picnic. The Folly Tower has an extensive history. But it was primarily used as a look out in both Civil Wars due to its stature. But Lord Berners initially only built the tower to humorously tease his neighbours. Yet for years to come it proved its usefulness.
Another breath-taking experience would be a walk along White Horse Hill. Including the ancient statue of a horse lying deep into the trenches of the hill, across acres of land. The ever changing scenery is boundless. As quoted by the National Trust, the horse is thought to be over 3000 years old and received its name from the association with the legend of St George. The location proves to be the perfect dog walk, picnic stop and family adventure. Another fantastic feature to the White Horse Hill is the Britchcombe Farm campsite. Located at the bottom of the hill, spend a weekend exploring the land and stopping for tea and freshly baked goods in the farms delightful tea rooms.
Some lovely elements of Faringdon include rustic pubs such as The Bell and The Swan and Faringdon Brewery. Providing passionately cooked traditional pub food. Along with capturing the classic ambience of Oxfordshire within cosy seating by the fire, a vast range of ales and much more. However, if you are looking for a lighter stop, the Stay Grounded Café and store makes a refreshing pause for lunch, tea and cake. The community value its warm and welcoming atmosphere greatly. Faringdon is home to many fantastic Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes and Shops. Be sure to venture to Faringdon Town Centre to discover more.
Capturing the classic ambience of Oxfordshire.
A much loved experience is Faringdon Boat hires and tours. Located outside the lovely Trout Inn. Recline and admire the revitalising views of the Cotswolds and South Oxfordshire. Enjoy an on board picnic with friends and family, or simply take in your solitude. Opportunities include hiring by the hour, a full day hire and for long weekends.