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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.

We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
The Abingdon-on-ThamesTown Council Official Guide is now available to download. If you live in the delivery catchment... MORE
This Saturday the 28th November 2015 is the Abingdon-on-Thames annual Christmas Extravaganza. Below is a listing of the... MORE
The following job vacancies exist at Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council. Please click on the titles below to find out more...

Latest News

26 Nov 2015
Great opportunity to start working with our lovely museum... more
25 Nov 2015
This Saturday the 28th November 2015 is the Abingdon-on-... more
11 Nov 2015
'Oh come all ye' on Wednesday 2nd December for Mayor of ... more
11 Nov 2015
On Friday 11th December the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames,... more
30 Oct 2015
Abingdon can go from strength to strength Businesses in... more
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Pilates class
Friday, 27 November 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Friday, 27th November10:00am-12:30pm
Drop in session with staff from the Oxfordshire History Centre * Find out about our extensive collec... more
Saturday, 28th November10:00am-6:00pm
Our annual Christmas Extravaganza is back with all day entertainment. Live acts on our main stage, d... more
St Ethelwold's in the snow
Saturday, 28th November10:00am-5:00pm
Find unique and ethical gifts this Christmas and enjoy shopping in a beautiful setting  Local crafts... more
Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 2:30pm
Stories and colouring in the library for under 8s held every Saturday 14.30 - 15.00 in our newly ref... more
Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 3:00pm
Abingdon Youth Ballet is proud to present an adaptation of FROZEN as part of Abingdon’s Christmas Ex... more
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Tuesday, 1st December10:00am-11:00am
Parent & Baby Development Classes Weekly classes for parents and 0-3 in The Northcourt Centre. ... more
Tuesday, 1 December 2015 - 10:30am
Yoga classes in Abingdon (50+ and medical condition, friendly and gentle classes on Tuesday 10.30 am... more
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Craft Market on 5th December 2015
Saturday, 5th December9:00am-3:00pm
This twice-yearly Craft Fair takes place on Abingdon Market Place in the summer and at Christmas. Th... more
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Small Sewn Christmas Decorations - 3rd December
Thursday, 3rd December10:00am-12:00pm
The Mouse Hole Club introduces Get Crafty, a hands-on drop-in session for all ages. This week we wil... more
Christmas Crafts in the Museum Kempster Room
Saturday, 5th December10:30am-3:00pm
Join us in the Museum basement for a family workshop crafting your own beautiful homemade decoration... more
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