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Faringdon is a historic market town in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, about southwest of Oxford, northwest of Wantage, northwest of Reading and east-northeast of Swindon. It is a large parish, its lowest parts extending to the River Thames in the north and its highest ground reaching the Ridgeway in the south. It was the westernmost town in Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to the administrative county of Oxfordshire.The civil parish is formally called Great Faringdon, to distinguish it from Little Faringdon in West Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 7,121.On 1 February 2004, Faringdon was granted Fairtrade Town status, becoming the first Fairtrade Town in South East England. Faringdon is the base for the Faringdon Enterprise Gateway, which is run by the South East England Development Agency to help and advise businesses in rural west Oxfordshire.Faringdon is in Oxfordshire. Find what you're looking for from your Faringdon holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom trip planner.
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