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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.

Helping young and old; reducing waste
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames announces the Mayoral charities for the year at the Annual Meeting. This year's... MORE
Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of civic,... MORE
Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, soft play area for little ones,... MORE
Residents are urged to "select the scenario" for the future of Abbey Meadow
Residents urged to ‘Select the scenario’ for the future of Abbey Meadow People across the Vale of White Horse have the... MORE

Latest News

02 Mar 2015
Pick out your most colourful, sunny and joyful images of the town.
In May the Town Council will be publishing the Town Crier... more
24 Feb 2015
Residents are urged to "select the scenario" for the future of Abbey Meadow
Residents urged to ‘Select the scenario’ for the future of... more
19 Feb 2015
Perform at Fun in the Park 2015
Plans are well under way for Abingdon’s popular summer... more
29 Jan 2015
Fun in the Park is a great opportunity for clubs and societies
The application forms for Clubs and Societies to take stall... more
22 Jan 2015
Grand Civic Dinner
Tickets for the Mayor’s Civic Dinner on Friday 13th... more
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St Ethelwold's from the garden
From Monday, 23rd February to Sunday, 8th March3:00pm-5:00pm
During Fair Trade Fortnight, 23rd Febrary - 8th March, you are invited to enjoy fair trade tea, coff... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
St Ethelwold's House
Wednesday, 4th March2:00pm-4:00pm
Come and join the STITCH & SEW group at St Ethelwolds House, 30 East Saint Helen Street Cost £5.... more
Dan Walsh
Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 7:30pm
Music at the Unicorn presents Dan Walsh. Touted as the finest banjo player in the UK as well as bein... more
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Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 7:45pm
Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a friendly atmospher... more
Pilates class
Friday, 6 March 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Friday, 6 March 2015 - 7:30pm
Women’s World Day of Prayer is an international, interchurch, organisation which enables us to hear... more
Saturday, 7th March10:00am-4:00pm
This popular Vintage Fair returns to Abingdon-on-Thames filling the ground floor of the Guildhall wi... more
Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
Abingdon and District Musical Society are proud to present their Spring Orchestral Concert, on 7th M... more
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Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June11:00am-3:00pm
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, soft play area fo... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
The fully restored Monks' Map - on display in the Museum galleries
Tuesday, 17th March7:00pm-8:00pm
Painting Conservator Ruth Bubb gives her expert insight into conservation techniques with a particul... more
Experience a view of the partial eclipse from the iconic roof viewing platform
Friday, 20th March9:00am-11:00am
FULLY BOOKED Join us on the museum roof between 9 am and 11am for an exclusive view of the partial e... more
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