Upcoming Events and What's on in the Local area


Gin To My Tonic Festival 

7th, 8th and 9th June 2024

Held in the grounds of Sudbury House Hotel, The Gin to My Tonic Festival organised by the local Folly Gin Brewers. 

100s of craft spirits, including Vodkas, Rum and of course Gin! With live music and plenty of samples this is certainly an occasion to lift your spirits. 

For more information regarding the Gin to My Tonic festival, contact Gin to My Tonic directly. 

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Local Attractions

This unique and 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'

Located just behind Sudbury House with access from our gardens, the Faringdon Folly Tower Trust offers Open Days as well as private bookings and tours. There are 22 hidden blackbird sculptures to attempt to find across the tower and surrounding woodland. 

Private tours of the Tower are available, for more information contact the Friends of the Folly

Closer to Wildlife! Stroll around the Park discovering over 260 different animal species in 160 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning gardens.

Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, walk with Lemurs in our Madagascar exhibit and watch Rhinos graze in front of the Gothic listed Manor House, with only a ha-ha in between you.

Take a ride on Bella the Train around the Park or let the kids explore the adventure playground.

Have lunch in our restaurant or picnic on our spacious lawns. Pet the goats in the Farmyard or watch the Penguins being fed

If your're brave take a peek in our Reptile house with Crocodiles, venomous snakes and lizards or watch the bats flying around in the Bat house or see the creepy crawlies in the Insect House.

Stroll around our Walled Garden with Meerkats, Otters, Prairie Dogs, Penguins and Tropical House with free-roaming Sloths, bats and birds.

The glorious garden make a beautiful backdrop to the animals.

Located about 20 minutes from Sudbury House -OX18 4JJ - Free Parking, Accessible and Dog Friendly

Badbury Hill Camp is in shape an irregular circle and overlooks the Vale of the White Horse to the south and a long stretch of low lying ground to the north-west, Thames Valley.

An iron age fort, it is strategically placed on the highest ground in the area.

Badbury Clump as it is known locally is a favourite place for walkers and their dogs.

In May, the bluebells are beautiful, and the woods attract a large number of visitors.

Open all year, National Trust Property.

Enjoy exclusive deals on accommodation and green fee with our Golf Breaks and Packages. Sudbury House Hotel has partnered with North Oxford Golf Club situated on Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EZ.

This 18-hole course will test your handicap, with undulating grounds and well protected greens, the course is enjoyable and rewarding for all abilities. For more information regarding the golf course itself, equipment and buggy hire contact: office@northoxfordgolf.com

Discuss with us about our Stay and Play, and Group Getaway Offers or call us to enquire regarding your corporate, society or group golfing events, we will tailor make a package to suite

Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson family and the present Lord Faringdon.

The family look after the property on behalf of The National Trust.

Within the property is a vast collection known as The Faringdon Collection containing pictures furniture, ceramics and objects d'art. The collection portrays a variety of famous artists including Rembrandt, Botticelli and Reynold. The collection also included British art with outstanding works by Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rosetti as well as many more displays that have been collected over the last century. 

Farmer Gow's is a Hands on' farm animal handling and feeding experiences with farmyard adventure and play. With daily meet the animal sessions and regularly offering a varity of experiences and workshops

Roves Farm is a family owned working farm, having added a visitor centre in 1992 to welcome all ages to visit the farm to learn about animals, farming and the countryside. With opportunities to meet and feed the animals, enjoy a tractor ride and play in the indoor play barn or outdoor adventure play. 

More Nearby Attractions

Below we have linked a variety of local attractions that surround Sudbury House Hotel. 

More to do 

Surrounded by a variety of landscapes, rambling around the Oxfordshire and Wiltshire countryside has some stunning views. National Trust, English Heritage and Villages of Natural Beauty on our doorstep. 

Sudbury House Hotel even has its own walk

Enjoy exclusive deals on accommodation and green fee with our Golf Breaks and Packages. Sudbury House Hotel has partnered with North Oxford Golf Club situated on Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EZ.

Discuss with us regarding your corporate, society or group golfing events, we will tailor make a package to suite. 

Situated in the surrounding area of Wiltshire, Oxford and Berkshire we are conveniently located near

Shrivenham Park

Burford Gold Club

Wrag Barn

Broome Manor

Ogbourne Downs

Witney Golf Centre

Drayton Park

West Berkshire Golf Club

Marlbrough Golf Club

Bassett Downs Complex

Frilford Heath Golf Club

Radley Golf Club

Hadden Hill

Hinksey Heights

Oxford Gold Club

Cirencester Golf

South Cerney


Bourton on the Water 


Castle Combe



The Slaughters


Great Coxwell Barn 

Badbury Hill 


Priory Cottage 

Coleshill Estate 

Buscot Park and Estate 

White Horse Hill 

The Coombes 



Lockeridge Dene and Piggledene 

Calstone and Cherhill Downs 


Uffington Castle- White Horse and Dragon Hill 

Wayland's Smithy 

Minister Lovell Hall and Dovecote 

Abingdon County Hall Museum 

North Leigh Roman Villa 

North Hinksey Conduit House 

Cirencester Amphitheatre 

Chisbury Chapel 

Donnington Castle 


Alexander Keiller Museum 

West Kennet Avenue 

The Sanctuary 

Silbury Hill

West Kennet Long Barrow 

Rollright Stones 

Windmill Tump Long Barrow 

Belas Knap Long Barrow 

To find out about Faringdon and its local history The Friends of the Folly and Faringdon Information Centre based in The Pump House offer a wide scope of history into the local area.