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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.

We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
May 2015 edition
After 53 editions, the Town Crier magazine has been published in a new larger format version in A4 size, and has been... MORE
The entrance to the Town Council Offices in Roysse Court
The new flower baskets and central flower bed  in Roysse Court are now established and make a bright and welcoming view... MORE
Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of civic,... MORE

Latest News

20 Jul 2015
New china stall at the Monday Market
There have been some changes at the Monday Market. Just a... more
10 Jul 2015
The entrance to the Town Council Offices in Roysse Court
The new flower baskets and central flower bed  in Roysse... more
25 Jun 2015
Press release from Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following a meeting of the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council... more
12 Jun 2015
Crafts Market tomorrow
Alongside some of the well-loved stalls presented by the... more
01 Jun 2015
Craftworkers can apply for the June Craft Market
Just a few weeks to go until the Craft Market is back in... more
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Tuesday, 4th August10:00am-11:30am
Sensory buggy walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world... more
From Tuesday, 4th August to Tuesday, 18th August7:00pm-6:30pm
Join us for a low cost Tennis and Volleyball session in the Park - £1 per session! Tennis Tuesday 4... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 9:30am
Rhymetime  for under 5s, babies and toddlers welcome - come and make some music in the library!  Eve... more
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Wednesday, 5th August10:00am-12:00pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds! Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust’s woodland, w... more
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
Planet on a Plate at the Museum
Wednesday, 5th August10:30am-3:30pm
If you lived on another planet, what do think it would look like from space?  Create your own planet... more
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 2:00pm
This 10-week course, starting on 1 July, aims to increase our appreciation of the beauty, innovation... more
Pipistrelle by Meneer Zjeroen
Wednesday, 5th August8:00pm-10:00pm
Take a peek into the mysterious world of these amazing animals! Meet some bats and enjoy a short tal... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Planet on a Plate at the Museum
Wednesday, 5th August10:30am-3:30pm
If you lived on another planet, what do think it would look like from space?  Create your own planet... more
Roman Archaeology Day
Tuesday, 11th August10:30am-3:30pm
Come and meet members of the Trendles archaeology project and join in the fun activities inspired by... more
Saturday, 19th September10:30am-12:30pm
Abingdon Museum welcomes you to a second year of textile workshops hosted at the Museum and organise... more
An Unusual Career at Culham: Fusion research abingdon museum what's on
Wednesday, 23rd September7:00pm-8:00pm
Continuing the anniversary celebrations of CCFE, who have produced a wonderful exhibition on display... more
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