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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 major royal occasions.

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

12 Oct 2017
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by... more
12 Oct 2017
1917: The Search for Victory   Friday, 10th... more
05 Oct 2017
Abingdon on Thames Town Council is sad to announce the... more
29 Sep 2017
Comic Capers
To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition... more
25 Sep 2017
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 9th and... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:45pm
Percy Manning (1870-1917) was an extraordinary collector of all things Oxfordshire; his diverse inte... more
see brochure at www.abfilms.org.uk
Thursday, 19th October7:45pm-10:00pm
ABCD FILM SOCIETY Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 20th October8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Once again, as part of the Oxjam music festival Remade Guitars in conjunction with Music at The Unic... more
White kittens
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 9:30am
Abingdon branch of the Cats' Protection League looks after and finds homes for cats and kittens in n... more
Saturday, 21st October9:30am-5:00pm
  In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine... more
French horn
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Information and tickets  are on sale at www.osj.org.uk/     Music in Dorchester Abbey – Beetho... more
Sunday, 22nd October9:00am-2:00pm
A flat, fast two lap circuit through Abingdon Town Centre and surrounding countryside starting and f... more
Sunday, 22nd October11:00am-3:30pm
Sunday, 22nd October4:30pm-5:15pm
Enjoy interactive, quality time together as we explore yoga through playful poses, breathing exercis... more
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 10:00am
Remembrance Service in the Parish Church open to everyone. Please arrive by 9.45 am to be seated. Af... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
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
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Saturday, 28th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
talks abingdon museum, Geoff Dunbar, animation, animator, family event
Wednesday, 1st November7:00pm-9:00pm
BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his cele... more
Talks at abingdon museum by Gareth Howell, BBC news, 1917 war centenary lecture
Friday, 10th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Saturday, 2nd December10:30am-3:00pm
Our annual Christmas Crafts workshop returns with more fabulous homemade decorations to take home. F... more
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