The following parking options are the most convenient for visiting the folly.

on street parking

On street parking is available a few minutes walk away on Marlborough Road, opposite the Ethos Hotel (OX1 4LF).  This is restricted to 2 hours. On street parking is also available on Whitehouse Road (OX1 4NA) . During the day this is also restricted to 2 hours but is unrestricted after 4pm. 

Holy Rood Church

We have an arrangement with Holy Rood Church on Abingdon Road allowing our customers to use their car park on weekdays only after 7pm (OX1 4PD). 

Major car parks

The closest available major car park is the Oxpens Car Park (OX1 1RQ). From this car park you can walk to The Folly (OX1 4JU). The walk takes approximately 10 minutes, part of it along the river if you wish.  

Park and Ride

Oxford has five park and ride car parks on the outskirts with frequent bus links to the City Centre. Information on Park and Ride, including a location map, is available at http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Park_and_Ride_occw.htm . 

The most convenient services for The Folly are from Pear Tree (north of Oxford accessed from A34, A40 and A44) and Red Bridge (south of Oxford accessed from A34 and A423). Once you have parked, pay at the machine by the bus stop (currently £2 for up to 24 hours). You do not need to display a ticket on your car as a number plate recognition system is used. From either of these car parks take a number 300 bus (adult return fare currently £2.70) to Oxford Crown Court / Oxford Police Station in St Aldates. These bus stops are 3 minutes’ walk from The Folly.

From the other park and ride car parks busses run into the city centre which is about 10 minutes’ walk from Folly Bridge.

If using the park and ride services (apart from Redbridge) allow about three quarters of an hour from arrival at the car park to arrival at The Folly. Redbridge is closer to The Folly so 30 minutes is sufficient from this car park.

Blue Badge holders

Blue badge holders are generally permitted to park in on street resident bays on Western Road (approximately 100 yards from the moorings).