Guide to Faringdon & the local area. Discover and enjoy the very best Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds have to offer.

FARINGDON MARKET PLACE

The historic market town of Faringdon was given it's charter in 1218 by King Henry III the weekly market exists to this day.

The Egyptian statue (bottom right) can be seen from the Radcot road, was once in the gardens of Crystal Palace. In 1957 it was bought at auction and placed in the grounds of Faringdon House by Robert Heber-Percy, heir and former partner of Lord Berners. The statue depicts Africa embracing Egypt.

All Saint's Church overlooks the Market Square, its squat tower still missing its steeple, which was destroyed during the Civil War.

Faringdon Town Hall

All Saint's Church

> Independent Shops in Faringdon

The Gifted Magpie

Original gifts and desirable products for the home

Glück

Gifts and homeware

Little Big Top

Classic toys

Davis DIY

DIY and household goods

Little Dutch Shop

Interesting gifts and curios

Deacon & Sons

Wide selection of jewellery, clocks, watches, china and crystal

Davenports

Accountants

Pat Thomas Butchers

Locally sourced meat & poultry

RV's Tackle & Bait

Fishing tackle & bait

The Mustard Seed

Comprehensive selection of Fairtrade foods and fairly traded crafts

Orafric Jewellers

Wedding and engagement rings, gfts, gold, silverware, jewellery, repairs, valuations and gem testing

Piano Gallery

independent piano specialist with over 20 years experience in the retail of fine acoustic pianos

The Pet Shop & Reptile Ranch

Established in 1995 and as you can see we are a real pet shop

Aston Pine

Antique pine and architectural salvage

Oxford Architectural Antiques

A large assortment of antique furniture as well as a diverse collection of architectural salvage

Auntie’s Emporium

Antiques and pine

Faringdon Motorists Centre

Car essentials and hardware

Faringdon Cobbler

Shoe repairs, trophies and engraving

Two Wheels Better

For all your cycling needs

The Really Useful Shop

If you need it, they may have it

Vintage Goth Shadows

Clothing, jewellery & accessories

Michelle Uzzell

Hair Stylist

The Retreat

Faringdon Hair & Beauty Company

The London Street Barbers

Quality gents hairdressing

The Barbers

Gents hairdressing

V.I.P. Hair and Beauty Studio

Hair and beauty treatments

Morton & Meads

Hairdressing for men

The Rookery

A vast three floor emporium of enchanting artisan services

Manna - Deli

Wide range of cheese, pickles and meats

Sandwich Phillers & Diner

More than just a sandwich, great milkshakes!

Hare in the Woods

Delicatessen and French Style Traiteur

The Quad Tea & Coffee Rooms

Cream teas, sandwiches and snacks

Sheffords Bakery

Fresh bread, cakes and sandwiches made to order

> Other shops

Costa

Making coffee an experience

Budgens

Fairly priced high quality products and a wide range of fantastic special offers every week

Tesco

As they say - Every little helps!

McColls Newsagent

Post Office

Statue representing Africa and Egypt in the grounds of Faringdon House

Faringdon
Market Place

Open all year

Faringdon Community
and Tourist Information Centre

The Pump House
5 Market Place
Faringdon
Oxfordshire
SN7 7HL

01367 242191

Parking
2 hours FREE parking

Faringdon Markets

A weekly market is held on Tuesdays in the Market Square(8.30am-1.00pm). Each Friday an indoor Country Market takes place in the Corn Exchange.

Faringdon Farmers' Market is held on the first Tuesday, with a Saturday Market on the third weekend of every month.

Saturday markets are often themed, referencing the season or events running if the town.

Charity Market in February.

May sees the Blackbird Day Market, when market goers can sample some blackbird pie.

Young Traders’ Market in July.

Lord Berners’ birthday is marked in September.

Celebration of locally grown apples in October.

Christmas Markets are held at the annual Christmas Light Switch-on with another a few days before Christmas Day.

For the further information >

Faringdon FUN (Frivolously Unnecessary Notices) Trail

There are a number of silly signs (or Frivolously Unnecessary Notices (FUN) as some call them), placed on a number of buildings in and around Faringdon Market Place. Over the years some of signs were lost due to being plastered or painted over, but all have now been revealed and restored. It is believed that the twelve signs were originally put up at the instigation of Lord Berners in 1935.

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The Gifted Magpie

Original gifts and desirable products for the home

Glück

Gifts and homeware

Little Big Top

Classic toys

Davis DIY

DIY and household goods

Little Dutch Shop

Interesting gifts and curios

Deacon & Sons

Wide selection of jewellery, clocks, watches, china and crystal

Davenports

Accountants

Pat Thomas Butchers

Locally sourced meat & poultry

RV's Tackle & Bait

Fishing tackle & bait

The Mustard Seed

Comprehensive selection of Fairtrade foods and fairly traded crafts

Orafric Jewellers

Wedding and engagement rings, gfts, gold, silverware, jewellery, repairs, valuations and gem testing

Piano Gallery

independent piano specialist with over 20 years experience in the retail of fine acoustic pianos

The Pet Shop & Reptile Ranch

Established in 1995 and as you can see we are a real pet shop

Aston Pine

Antique pine and architectural salvage

Oxford Architectural Antiques

A large assortment of antique furniture as well as a diverse collection of architectural salvage

Auntie’s Emporium

Antiques and pine

Faringdon Motorists Centre

Car essentials and hardware

Faringdon Cobbler

Shoe repairs, trophies and engraving

Two Wheels Better

For all your cycling needs

The Really Useful Shop

If you need it, they may have it

Vintage Goth Shadows

Clothing, jewellery & accessories

Michelle Uzzell

Hair Stylist

The Retreat

Faringdon Hair & Beauty Company

The London Street Barbers

Quality gents hairdressing

The Barbers

Quality gents hairdressing

V.I.P. Hair and Beauty Studio

Hair and beauty treatments

Morton & Meads

Hairdressing for men

The Rookery

A vast three floor emporium of enchanting artisan services

Manna - Deli

Wide range of cheese, pickles and meats

Sandwich Phillers & Diner

More than just a sandwich

Hare in the Woods

Delicatessen and French Style Traiteur

The Quad Tea & Coffee Rooms

Cream teas, sandwiches and snacks

Sheffords Bakery

Fresh bread, cakes and sandwiches made to order

 

> Other shops

Costa Coffee

Making coffee an experience

Budgens

Fairly priced high quality products and a wide range of fantastic special offers every week

Tesco

As they say - Every little helps!

McColls Newsagent

Post Office