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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens


Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

Latest News

10 Oct 2016
Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town. The... more
28 Sep 2016
Royal Logistic Corps to exercise the Freedom of the Vale of the White Horse
The following press release has been received from the Vale... more
06 Aug 2016
Medieval Abingdon, family activity, family, fun, days out, kids workshop, workshops, demonstrations, archery, boat
Welcome to Medieval Abingdon brochures are now available.... more
20 Jul 2016
Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with... more
06 Jul 2016
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official... more
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Saturday, 1st October9:30am-11:00am
LarkRise (Larkmead School's PTA) is holding a second hand uniform sale on Saturday 1st October from... more
Saturday, 1st October10:45am-11:30am
Freedom Parade Saturday 1 October Earlier this year Vale of White Horse District Council presented 3... more
Saturday, 1st October11:00am-2:00pm
Is your lawn, or a neighbours' lawn, covered with windfalls? Roll up, roll up and juice your apples... more
From Saturday, 1st October to Sunday, 2nd October1:30pm-4:30pm
What does the history of a village church tell us? You are invited to an exhibition and book launch,... more
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:00pm
Spend an evening with old friends... Stephen Beer - Vocals | Steve Pointer - Keyboard Adam Pugh - Vo... more
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:30pm
Tickets are still available for the Pavlova Wind Quintet concert in the Unicorn Theatre on Saturday... more
Sunday, 2nd October11:00am-4:00pm
Join us for our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands…   Water rockets are back this yea... more
Sunday, 2nd October3:00pm-4:00pm
Bonnici String Quartet  Olivier Bonnici violin Rosalind Bonnici violin Steve Terepin viola Jacquelin... more
Monday, 3 October 2016 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 3 October 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
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Sunday, 9th October8:00pm-8:45pm
The Annual Michaelmas Fair service will take place  at the Golden Galloping Horses in the Market Pla... more
From Monday, 10th October to Tuesday, 11th October2:00pm-11:00pm
The longest street fair in Europe The Michaelmas Fair was originally a medieval hiring fair for rura... more
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Tuesday, 22nd November2:00pm-4:00pm
Susan Read – Ringing the Changes: Aspects of bellringing. Susan Read has been ringing bells since sh... more
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From Saturday, 22nd October to Wednesday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
22 OCTOBER and 26 OCTOBER ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop As autumn approaches we look back at the hom... more
Christmas Craft, Abingdon, Museum, Free, Kids, Activity, Family
Saturday, 3rd December10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Craft your own colourful and fancy decorations for your home with help from... more
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