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Faringdon Town Tours

Faringdon has a rich and fascinating history from mention in the Domesday Book through the Middle Ages, as a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War and, from the 1930s to 1950s, home to the eccentric Lord Berners.

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Please note that this tour takes place in the town of Faringdon, the meet point will be the Old Town Hall (sometimes know as the Market Hall) in Faringdon.

Faringdon has a rich and fascinating history from mention in the Domesday Book through the Middle Ages, as a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War and, from the 1930s to 1950s, home to the eccentric Lord Berners. All these stories are set upon a unique geology that has been an important crossroads where the east and west from London to Bristol crossed the road from Coventry to Southampton and westwards to Gloucester. There really is something for everyone - fossils, battles, quirky signs and even pink pigeons.

Buscot & Coleshill Estate volunteers are supporting the local town of Faringdon with their town tour. Tours will take place on the first Saturday of the month from April to October.

Meet at 10:30 by the Town Hall, Faringdon, SN7 7HU. The guided tour takes 45 minutes to an hour. The tour is on flat ground with some inclines and curbs.

Parking – there are car parks a short walking distance from the town centre

Times

Prices

Event prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Per Person£4.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for older children

Meeting point

The Town Hall, Faringdon, SN7 7HU

What to bring and wear

Comfortable clothing for a walk around a town.

Accessibility

The tour is on flat, paved surfaces with some inclines and curbs

Contact info

Buscot and Coleshill Estate

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