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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

27 Jun 2016
The Town Crier gave an Abingdon welcome to the guests as they arrived
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise... more
12 Jun 2016
The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon... more
06 Jun 2016
The Royal Bun-Throwing Ceremony to celebrate the 90th... more
03 Jun 2016
Published on:  02 Jun 2016   Two great events... more
02 Jun 2016
Two great events take place on Saturday in the Abbey... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
ATOM (OSF) 2015
From Wednesday, 29th June to Sunday, 3rd July7:30pm-9:00pm
Over five days, Wednesday 29 June – Sunday 3 July, we will explore and celebrate science and technol... more
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 10:30am
OUR "FIRST STEPS" WALKS We have regular walks on Thursday mornings starting and finishing at the Pre... more
Archaeology Night at the Earth Trust
Thursday, 30th June6:00pm-9:00pm
Hear all about the University of Oxford’s latest research projects in the area and what they've been... more
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 7:00pm
Admissions: £6/£4(conc.)/£19(fam.)Suitability: 14+ Booking required (http://www.oxfordshiresciencefe... more
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 7:30pm
The Viennese Spectacular 1900 - as Dawn or Twilight of Modern Culture? Talk by John Warren Refreshme... more
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 7:30pm
The Friends of Abingdon regret to announce that this event has had to be cancelled.
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 9:00pm
Get ready for an evening of fun and science! Team up and explore science fun facts with a series of ... more
Pilates class
Friday, 1 July 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Saturday, 2 July 2016 - 7:00pm
Date/Time: Saturday 2 July, 19:00Venue: Amey Theatre, Abingdon School, Abingdon-on-ThamesAdmissions:... more
Saturday, 2nd July9:00pm-11:00pm
Join us in the Earth Trust arboretum for an evening of moth trapping with Marc Botham. Suitable for... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
From Wednesday, 27th July to Wednesday, 24th August10:30am-3:00pm
27 JULY, 10 AUGUST and 24 AUGUST Free Kids Craft Workshop Explore the land that time forgot with a w... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
From Wednesday, 3rd August to Wednesday, 17th August10:30am-3:00pm
3 AUGUST and 17 AUGUST ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop We'll be rocking 'round the clock and building... 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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