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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, 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
A cross-party working group has been putting together the details of the new vision for the Guildhall, and moving into... MORE
Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth
Abingdon-on-Thames plays its part in national and international occasions, including the Fly a Flag for the... MORE

Latest News

18 Apr 2016
Crowds enjoying the music at Music in the Park last year
This year it is easier than ever to buy your wristband for... more
11 Apr 2016
Music in the Park wristbands now available
Today the Information Centre at the Guildhall was busy with... more
18 Mar 2016
Ardley ERF
Local residents are being offered the opportunity to tour... more
10 Mar 2016
Abingdon Passion Play   Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 11:... more
04 Mar 2016
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Roysse Room
  The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Roysse Room... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Monday, 2 May 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 7:30pm
The speaker, Stephen Griffiths, was a member of the diving team who worked on the recovery of the Ma... more
Thursday, 5 May 2016 - 10:30am
OUR "FIRST STEPS" WALKS We have regular walks on Thursday mornings starting and finishing at the Pre... more
MD Barrington Stoke
Thursday, 5th May6:45pm-8:15pm
We know that reading opens doors, engages the imagination, builds confidence and stimulates curiosit... more
Reg Meuross
Thursday, 5th May7:00pm-10:00pm
Reg has been introduced onto the Albert Hall stage, by Mike Harding, as one of the country’s “finest... more
Thursday, 5th May7:30pm-9:00pm
GOETHE'S VISION OF NATURE: Poetry, Science, and a Remarkable Mind. By Alex Murrel, Head of Physics,... more
Pilates class
Friday, 6 May 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
langtree Sinfonia concert - Beethoven and Schubert
Saturday, 7th May7:30pm-10:00pm
The evening has two works. Schubert’s Fourth Symphony (The `Tragic’) and Beethoven’s Mass in C, for... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Free, museums at night, abingdon, family, activity, music, concert, performers wanted
Saturday, 14th May6:00pm-9:00pm
SEE YOUR MUSEUM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT Abingdon Museum opens after-hours inviting everyone to visit ou... more
From Tuesday, 31st May to Wednesday, 1st June10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Help us celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday this year by joining us i... more
From Wednesday, 27th July to Wednesday, 24th August10:30am-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
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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