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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, 23rd July10:00am-2:00pm
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building... more
Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 7:45pm
The Girls' Choir and Lay Clarks of Derby Cathedral will be singing a concert in St Helen's Church, A... more
From Saturday, 23rd July to Sunday, 24th July9:00pm-1:00am
Jack Daniels soaked Cherwell Delta Blues!
From Monday, 25th July to Friday, 29th July9:00am-5:00pm
Earth Trust's summer holiday club for 7-11yr olds! A different wild adventure each day, join us for... more
Monday, 25 July 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 7:30pm
NOTE - CORRECTION TO DATE Abingdon Good Neighbour Scheme is a friendly group of local volunteers who... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Wednesday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
27 JULY, 10 AUGUST and 24 AUGUST Free Kids Craft Workshop Explore the land that time forgot with a w... more
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 7:00pm
Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, wo... more
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Saturday, 23rd July10:00am-2:00pm
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Wednesday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
27 JULY, 10 AUGUST and 24 AUGUST Free Kids Craft Workshop Explore the land that time forgot with a w... more
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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