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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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Pilates class
Wednesday, 29 July 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 July 2015 - 9:30am
Rhymetime  for under 5s, babies and toddlers welcome - come and make some music in the library!  Eve... more
Wednesday, 29 July 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 July 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 July 2015 - 12:30pm
Two course meal for £5.50 followed by tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. Please call 01235 522591 or... more
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 2:00pm
This 10-week course, starting on 1 July, aims to increase our appreciation of the beauty, innovation... more
Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
The Sun Dome
Thursday, 30th July10:00am-2:00pm
Have you ever wondered what makes the sun shine? What is is that will keep it burning for another 5... more
Pilates class
Friday, 31 July 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Friday, 31st July7:30pm-11:00pm
2 x 1 hour preview shows from 2 of the best acts in the UK. Come and see what goes on at the festiva... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
The Sun Dome
Thursday, 30th July10:00am-2:00pm
Have you ever wondered what makes the sun shine? What is is that will keep it burning for another 5... 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
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
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