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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, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and 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

18 Apr 2017
Music in the Park
Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm... more
11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you... more
10 Apr 2017
The Vale of White Horse District Council have sent the... more
04 Apr 2017
volunteer abingdon museum
The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon... more
30 Mar 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being... more
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From Sunday, 30th April to Monday, 1st May11:00am-5:00pm
Pottery Open Days. Annual Sale. Sunday 30th April, Bank Holiday Monday 1st May from 11am to 5pm. 15%... more
Monday, 1 May 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
From Monday, 1st May to Tuesday, 2nd May8:30pm-9:30pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art that is suitable for everyone. Wing Chun is based on the shortest... more
From Tuesday, 2nd May to Tuesday, 20th June11:30am-12:15pm
One for all you Mums! There's no need to worry about childcare in this class - your child and the bu... more
Photo of Flower
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 7:15pm
Abingdon Flower Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt R... more
Wednesday, 3rd May9:00am-4:00pm
Free heart test for 14 to 35 year olds on Wednesday, 3rd May at Peachcroft Christian Centre, Abingdo... more
Wednesday, 3rd May1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Get a team for 3rd May
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 7:15pm
Abingdon Community Hospital League of Friends' social evening with a general knowledge quiz planned... more
Richard Beard
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 7:30pm
On an August day in 1978, on a family holiday in Cornwall, Richard and his brother Nicholas went for... more
Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Tickets: £14 - From Remade Guitars, Stratton Way, Abingdon or www.musicattheunicorn.org.uk   A very... more
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The stage
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 11:00am
A day of fun, entertainment and live music for all the family to enjoy. No ticket is needed during t... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Music in the Park is an established annual event enjoyed by over 3,000 people each year.  Live bands... more
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From Friday, 19th May to Saturday, 20th May7:00pm-10:00pm
Join us for the third Abingdon Museums At Night event with two evenings of art, artefacts, music and... more
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From Tuesday, 30th May to Wednesday, 31st May10:00am-3:00pm
May 30th and 31st Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY -... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefu... more
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Saturday, 15th July10:30am-3:30pm
Spend a day in the museum looking at Abingdon Museum's natural history, focusing on fossilised objec... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
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