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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.

Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, birds of prey to touch and hold,... MORE
We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE

Latest News

22 Apr 2015
Trendles at Marcham
With the upcoming Gateway to the Gods exhibition set to... more
22 Apr 2015
Comedy Club at the Guildhall
Believe it or not the last Friday of the month is almost... more
22 Apr 2015
Ceramics and many other crafts from France
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council have asked a new French... more
15 Apr 2015
Cycle Festival and Film Screening this weekend
There's no doubt that Spring is here and the lovely yellow... more
14 Apr 2015
Music in the Park wristbands available this Saturday
Wristbands are going fast but still available at the... more
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Maestro 2015
Sunday, 26th April11:30am-6:00pm
‘Could this be for me.....?’   In 2015 the Abingdon Music Festival, in association with the St Giles... more
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Ashmolean Print Room Visit
Tuesday, 28th April1:45pm-4:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends are organising a trip to the Ashmolean Print Room. We will visit the Print R... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
Lunch club poster repeats information in event details
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 12:30pm
Two course meal for £5.50 followed by tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. Please call 01235 522591 or... more
Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Pilates class
Friday, 1 May 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Download a form for your club to take part in Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June11:00am-3:00pm
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, birds of prey to... more
Music in the Park and its sister event Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June4:30pm-10:00pm
Music in the Park is the sister event to Fun in the Park and takes over the Abbey Gardens after the... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Image by Peter Turner for Abingdon Museum
Tuesday, 26th May10:30am-3:30pm
Become a Roman Artist and make your very own mosaic! Mosaics are a very fine type of artwork that th... more
Image by Peter Turner for Abingdon Museum
Saturday, 11th July10:30am-3:30pm
Become a Roman Artist and make your very own mosaic! Mosaics are a very fine type of artwork that th... more
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