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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.

Latest News

10 Oct 2016
Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town. The... more
06 Aug 2016
Medieval Abingdon, family activity, family, fun, days out, kids workshop, workshops, demonstrations, archery, boat
Welcome to Medieval Abingdon brochures are now available.... more
20 Jul 2016
Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with... more
06 Jul 2016
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official... more
02 Jul 2016
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued... more
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Sunday, 25th September9:30am-11:00am
Enjoy a guided walk around Thrupp Lake with local ecologist Ben Carpenter and find out about some of... more
Sunday, 25th September11:00am-3:00pm
Discover the autumn bounty in the local area and use what you find to create something delicious. Fo... more
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 11:30am
Come and join us for a fun beginners/improvers badminton session and learn the basics from serving t... more
Monday, 26th September11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a fun beginners/improver session and learn the basics from serving to scoring. 6 Week Co... more
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 11:30am
Join us for a fun beginners/improvers badminton session and learn the basics from serving to scoring... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 7:00pm
Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, wo... more
Pilates class
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
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Sunday, 9th October8:00pm-8:45pm
The Annual Michaelmas Fair service will take place  at the Golden Galloping Horses in the Market Pla... more
From Monday, 10th October to Tuesday, 11th October2:00pm-11:00pm
The longest street fair in Europe The Michaelmas Fair was originally a medieval hiring fair for rura... more
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Friday, 30th September7:00pm-9:00pm
Friends of Radley Lakes invite you to a special screening of Stephen de Vere’s magical film ‘Return... more
Tuesday, 22nd November2:00pm-4:00pm
Susan Read – Ringing the Changes: Aspects of bellringing. Susan Read has been ringing bells since sh... more
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From Saturday, 22nd October to Wednesday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
22 OCTOBER and 26 OCTOBER ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop As autumn approaches we look back at the hom... more
Christmas Craft, Abingdon, Museum, Free, Kids, Activity, Family
Saturday, 3rd December10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Craft your own colourful and fancy decorations for your home with help from... more
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