Great Coxwell Barn

Great Coxwell Barn, Faringdon: Address, Great Coxwell Barn Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Coxwell Barn
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Snub1668
Nottingham, UK53 contributions
Well worth a visit
Feb 2020
Ok it is just a barn but it is one of the most impressive barns I've ever seen and well worth pulling over and having a look around.
Written February 23, 2020
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Graham M
17 contributions
A stunning building
Dec 2019 • Family
The Great Barn is stunning, with its cathedral like proportions. It is is free to get in and you can walk up to Badbury Woods along a footpath at the rear
Written December 29, 2019
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offpat
Stroud, UK76 contributions
The great secular Cathedral rightly praised by William Morris
Sep 2019
My wife and I went on a Sunny September day and would recommend strongly for couples, a quiet visit outside school holiday time - there was no one else there and so parking in the long lay-by adjacent was easy.
It is an incredible building - in use for 8 centuries and with dated graffiti now preserved by the National Trust.

We especially like the wind up tour guide device that tells you the stories of the barn. The sunshine made for great imagery (see photos) and it can be easily combined with a great day out - maybe visiting nearby Faringdon as well - which is another must see quirky town with a fascinating history.
Written October 6, 2019
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Lesley S
Farnborough, UK292 contributions
What a surprise
Sep 2019
This little gem is to be found near to Faringdon. You have to go down a narrow lane to reach it, but it is well worth the effort. I was amazed at the size of it and in such well preserved state. Information about its useage can be found in the stable area opposite. Afterwards you can sit by the pond and contemplate the amazing architectural features.
Written September 16, 2019
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John G
Leighton Buzzard, UK65 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great coxwell barn is about 5 miles from Farringdon . It is a 13 th century monastic barn. A favourite of William Morris who would show off its structure to his guests.
I will point out you get to it via small lanes ,also there is no toilets.
Written July 5, 2019
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Markéta H
Faringdon, UK31 contributions
Unique place in Oxfordshire
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very unique place and would definitely recommend to anyone who visits Faringdon or Badbury Hill. It is a lovely walk from Badbury Hill (where you can find famous bluebells) and it has got a lot of history. Free to visit, little car park next to the barn
Written July 3, 2019
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Polly M
Sible Hedingham310 contributions
Ages of history so well preserved.
May 2019 • Couples
A quiet, almost lonely spot, with no staff to guard it, it's a wonder it's survived. The structure has been lovingly maintained in repair, is home to assorted pigeons, doves, crows and doubtless more. You're free to wander and admire, and breathe the dusty hay scents of centuries gone by. The pond in the grounds is a lovely place to sit and reflect, have a picnic or just relax. Scenic in the extreme.
Written May 30, 2019
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Mike_5447
Faringdon, UK34 contributions
Striking and well-preserved historic building
Apr 2018 • Couples
Huge tithe barn which is worth seeing in itself but is also a good starting point for footpath walks to nearby National Trust sites such as Badbury Hill (great for bluebells in Spring) and Colehill Park and the Radnor Arms pub.
Written March 19, 2019
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Dolemite600
Leamington Spa, UK427 contributions
A good place to have a leisurely look around and to chill
Oct 2018 • Family
We went to the area to go on a walk around the Ridgeway on the Sunday. So we made a weekend of it and looked at some other things on the Saturday, this being one of them.
We had a leisurely look around the barn, which was actually quite interesting. Then we went for a walk up to Badbury Hill (only half a mile). Then we had a peaceful, picnic dinner on the bench by the pond. Very peaceful spot.
Written October 22, 2018
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fennecZ
Swindon, UK8 contributions
A very large, very old barn
Aug 2018 • Family
And that's really all there is to it. It's an interesting enough way to spend 5 minutes if you're into that sort of thing.

Saying that though, I do appreciate the importance of preserving such structures for historical and cultural reasons.
Written October 1, 2018
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