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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

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
30 Jun 2016
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the... more
27 Jun 2016
The Town Crier gave an Abingdon welcome to the guests as they arrived
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise... more
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Saturday, 30th July9:00am-3:00pm
Back for the Summer, this is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retaile... more
Sunday, 31st July10:00am-4:00pm
Learn how to maximise your fruit crop with expert Andy Howard. Includes theoretical and practical ap... more
Sunday, 31st July10:00am-4:00pm
Join us at the Earth Trust Centre to discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and lear... more
Monday, 1st August10:00am-11:30am
Bring your baby for a ramble around our nature reserve. A great opportunity for you both to get our... more
Monday, 1 August 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 1 August 2016 - 7:15pm
It is a common misconception that to belong to a flower club you have to arrange flowers. This is no... more
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 3:30am
Abingdon Flower Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt R... more
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - 7:15pm
It is a common misconception that to belong to a flower club you have to arrange flowers. This is no... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
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Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
From Wednesday, 3rd August to Wednesday, 17th August10:30am-3:00pm
3 AUGUST and 17 AUGUST ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop We'll be rocking 'round the clock and building... more
abingdon, heritage open days, heritage, archery, knights, armour, swords, bows, arrows, fun, family, activity
Saturday, 10th September10:00am-4:00pm
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 201... more
Art class, abingdon, event, adult activity, Clova
Wednesday, 14th September10:00am-12:00pm
Draw with artist Clova Stuart-Hamilton from her colourful and exuberant still life assemblages and c... more
Childrens art workshop, clova, abingdon, family, activity, kids, free
Saturday, 17th September10:00am-3:00pm
Join Clova Stuart-Hamilton for a fun and creative art workshop, with painting, drawing and collage a... more
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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