• Perrotts Folly (map)
  • 24 Waterworks Rd
  • Birmingham, B16 9AL
  • United Kingdom

Nestled away at the top of Waterworks Road the mysterious Georgian Folly-tower has been the source of intrigue for centuries.

Commissioned in 1758 by the wealthy and eccentric land-owner John Perrott, the gothic tower would have been the tallest structure for miles around when it was first built, giving its owner a huge status boost amongst his peers. Romantic tales suggest the loss Perrott felt at his wife’s death was so great that he desired to be elevated above the clouds to look upon her grave which was ten miles away behind the Clent Hills. Others suggest it was to spy on his cheating wife before she died.

Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces and Re Futures invites you to explore inside the iconic Perrott's Folly. Come and hear about it's history, steeped in intrigue and Tolkien mythos, and learn about what the future holds for the site. 

There will be two tours an hour between 1pm and 3pm. 


Booking Information:

This event is fully booked.