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

Abingdon-on-Thames

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

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
02 Jul 2016
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued... more
30 Jun 2016
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the... more
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Pilates class
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 7:00pm
Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, wo... more
Ninebarrow
Thursday, 1st September7:00pm-10:00pm
NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with... more
Pilates class
Friday, 2 September 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Friday, 2nd September10:00am-12:00pm
Forest School for the under-5s. Join the Earth Trust for a morning of play and discovery in our wood... more
From Saturday, 3rd September to Saturday, 10th September10:00am-4:00pm
An exhibition of Abingdon as it was in the 1950’s. If you have memories of Abingdon from that time w... more
Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 2:00pm
The Abingdon Horticultural Society Autumn Show will be held in the Northcourt Centre (in Northcourt... more
Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 2:00pm
The Abingdon Horticultural Society Autumn Show will be held in the Northcourt Centre (in Northcourt... more
Sunday, 4th September10:00am-2:00pm
This month’s Sunday drop-in is all about foraging for food. Find out what’s growing around the Earth... more
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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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abingdon, heritage open days, heritage, archery, knights, armour, swords, bows, arrows, fun, family, activity
Saturday, 10th September10:00am-4:00pm
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 201... more
Art class, abingdon, event, adult activity, Clova
Wednesday, 14th September10:00am-12:00pm
Draw with artist Clova Stuart-Hamilton from her colourful and exuberant still life assemblages and c... more
Childrens art workshop, clova, abingdon, family, activity, kids, free
Saturday, 17th September10:00am-3:00pm
Join Clova Stuart-Hamilton for a fun and creative art workshop, with painting, drawing and collage a... more
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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