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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.

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, birds of prey, soft play area for... MORE
We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE

Latest News

27 May 2015
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is looking for assistants... more
22 May 2015
Wristbands will be available on the Market Place this... more
18 May 2015
This might be your last chance to get wristbands for Music in the Park
If you have been thinking about coming to the fabulous... more
13 May 2015
The present Mayor, Cllr Angela Lawrence opens tonight's meeting
Tonight the present Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr... more
12 May 2015
Tomorrow Abingdon Museum will be opening its doors from 5pm... more
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Pilates class
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 9:30am
Rhymetime  for under 5s, babies and toddlers welcome - come and make some music in the library!  Eve... more
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
Lunch club poster repeats information in event details
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 12:30pm
Two course meal for £5.50 followed by tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. Please call 01235 522591 or... more
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Ramblers local walks from Abingdon
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 10:30am
A medium length walk, typically 7-8 miles, in the vicinity of Abingdon at a moderate pace. Most rout... more
Thursday, 28th May10:30am-3:30pm
Come and meet members of the Trendles archaeology project and join in the fun activities inspired by... more
Pilates class
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Local Excellence Market
Saturday, 30th May9:00am-2:00pm
Come and experience the return of this popular Saturday market featuring foods and crafts from the l... more
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Music in the Park and its sister event Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June4:30pm-10:00pm
Music in the Park is the sister event to Fun in the Park and takes over the Abbey Gardens after the... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Thursday, 28th May10:30am-3:30pm
Come and meet members of the Trendles archaeology project and join in the fun activities inspired by... more
Image by Peter Turner for Abingdon Museum
Saturday, 11th July10:30am-3:30pm
Become a Roman Artist and make your very own mosaic! Mosaics are a very fine type of artwork that th... more
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