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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

03 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is... more
02 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This is your last chance to have your say on the proposed... more
26 Jan 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following the recent tender exercise in relation to the... more
23 Jan 2017
tanning, leatherworking, woodcut
Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from... more
18 Jan 2017
Town Crest
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 6:30pm
"Taekwondo - The Journey" Taekwondo, the Korean Martial Art of self defence is the worlds fastest gr... more
Sunday, 26th February9:30am-4:30pm
In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave with willow in a session lead by Catherine Treg... more
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
From Tuesday, 28th February to Tuesday, 11th April7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: The New Barn, Christ Church, Northcourt Road,Abingdon  OX14 1PL.When: Tuesday evenings 7:30pm... more
Wednesday, 1st March1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Thursday, 2nd March10:00am-1:00pm
Do Gadgets mystify you? Confused by all the settings and Jargon? Are they just gathering dust at hom... more
Friday, 3 March 2017 - 10:30am
Women’s World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement that invites women, fro... more
Friday, 3 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Women’s World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement that invites women, fro... more
Women and Bicycle Festival 2017
From Saturday, 4th March to Sunday, 5th March9:30am-5:30pm
Broken Spoke Bike Co-op and The Adventure Syndicate invite you to a two-day festival celebrating the... more
Sunday, 5th March3:00pm-4:00pm
Liszt Nuage gris, Bagatelle sans tonaliteChopin Ballade no 4Shostakovich Sonata no 2Korndorf ‘Yarilo... more
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Town flag
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 7:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon's programme of events for the year includes hosting a Spring Ball at Frilford... more
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 a special part of town life now. Wristbands at a reasonable price will be avail... more
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From Saturday, 11th March to Saturday, 30th September10:00am-1:30pm
Market Place events which may not yet posted in detail by the organisers Market Day every Monday exc... more
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Textile workshop event March 2017
Friday, 17th March10:30am-1:00pm
Patching workshop - Hand Piecing Log Cabin Easter Hens. Friday March 17th. 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Cha... more
art museum abingdon workshop activity adult draw drawing
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10:30am
4 Week Course beginning Saturday 1st April, ending Saturday 29th April (excludes 15th April)   Abing... more
Music abingdon gig venue museum acoustic jazz folk rock classical
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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