More about Faringdon & the surrounding area
Faringdon has a long and varied history with evidence of habitation, by prehistoric man, Romans and Saxons, Normans and Vikings. Faringdon is ranked the 3rd town of importance in the Saxton Kingdom of Wessex. Faringdon is derived from Ferendune-the fern covered hill and recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086.
The Old Crown Coaching Inn is situated in the picturesque market town, Faringdon, which sits on the edge of The Cotswolds. The hotel is surrounded by natural beauty and breathtaking countryside walks & cycle trails. The hotel also has dog-friendly rooms, so your four legged friend is also welcome to enjoy the countryside charm with you. Click "Walking & Cycling" to find out more.
On the doorstep of Faringdon and the hotel you will be able to enjoy an unlimited range of activities. To list a few you can walk, run, cycle, swim, shoot, golf, yoga, tennis, tune up your chef skills at cookery schools or simply relax in a nearby spa.
We have teamed up with local businesses offering our guests a tailored and streamlined experience. If you have any questions, or you would like us to organise activities during your stay with us, please get in contact with our reception team before/during your stay.
Faringdon has often been described as the "gateway to the Cotswolds" whilst also remaining extremely accessible to Oxford, London & cities alike by car or public transport.