Sunday, 9 September 2018

Faringdon Folly

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A folly is "a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose", and after visiting Faringdon Folly with the dogs it is fast becoming one of my favourite architectural terms. 

It's fair to say that my architectural tastes lean towards frivolous - if you remember all my spouting about palladian bridges (here and here), this will come as no surprise.  

We are always after new places to walk the hounds and we stumbled across the Folly rather accidentally.  When I read that it was the last major Folly to be built in England and had a nice woodland walk we decided to go! 


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If you're driving you can park on the main road by it and then walk up through the field to the clump of ancient trees.  

There's not a lot of trees but it's an interesting walk which includes a piano and several sculptures hidden around the place.  I think you can even climb up the folly where you can see 5 English counties at once (according to the website). 

Do you know of any other frivolous structures I can visit?

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