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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.

We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
May 2015 edition
After 53 editions, the Town Crier magazine has been published in a new larger format version in A4 size, and has been... MORE
The entrance to the Town Council Offices in Roysse Court
The new flower baskets and central flower bed  in Roysse Court are now established and make a bright and welcoming view... 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

Latest News

28 Aug 2015
Change of line up at Friday's Comedy Club
We are sorry to say that the headline act, Katherine Ryan,... more
24 Aug 2015
A scientific briefing before entering the dome!
The Sun Dome, presented by Culham Centre for Fusion Energy... more
13 Aug 2015
20 Jul 2015
New china stall at the Monday Market
There have been some changes at the Monday Market. Just a... more
10 Jul 2015
The entrance to the Town Council Offices in Roysse Court
The new flower baskets and central flower bed  in Roysse... more
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Saturday, 29th August10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 2:30pm
Stories and colouring in the library for under 8s held every Saturday 14.30 - 15.00 in our newly ref... more
Monday, 31 August 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Monday, 31 August 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Tuesday, 1st September10:00am-11:00am
Parent & Baby Development Classes Weekly classes for parents and 0-3 in The Northcourt Centre. ... more
From Tuesday, 1st September to Thursday, 3rd September10:00am-6:00pm
A Careers Information Event for young people and adults. Come and find out what support careers guid... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 9:30am
Rhymetime  for under 5s, babies and toddlers welcome - come and make some music in the library!  Eve... more
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 2:00pm
This 10-week course, starting on 1 July, aims to increase our appreciation of the beauty, innovation... more
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Saturday, 19th September10:30am-12:30pm
Abingdon Museum welcomes you to a second year of textile workshops hosted at the Museum and organise... more
An Unusual Career at Culham: Fusion research abingdon museum what's on
Wednesday, 23rd September7:00pm-8:00pm
Continuing the anniversary celebrations of CCFE, who have produced a wonderful exhibition on display... more
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