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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.

Fun in the Park and Music in the Park - 7 June 2014
Abingdon-on-Thames Celebrates Again! Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are pleased to announce that once again it will be... MORE
MG 90 exhibition opens
We are delighted to announce the opening of a special exhibition celebrating 90 years since the creation of the MG... MORE
Spring Cycle Festival
Music and bikes on the Market Place make for a great atmosphere, and this is a great day to try cycling for the first... MORE
Two exciting new positions are now available following a reorganisation of staffing roles within this modern town... MORE

Latest News

16 Apr 2014
Be a part of the civic and public life of Abingdon-on-Thames
Two exciting new positions are now available following a... more
31 Mar 2014
Architects Drawings of the new entrance to the Guildhall
Press release issued by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council,... more
29 Mar 2014
Grass Car in the Market Place
Today has been a buzzing day in the town centre with the ... more
26 Mar 2014
Spring has sprung in Lewis Baker
If you haven't worked out what to do for Mother's Day yet... more
22 Mar 2014
In case you are wondering, the double decker bus in the... more
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Ramblers local walks from Abingdon
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:30am

A medium length walk, typically 7-8 miles, in the vicinity of Abingdon at a moderate pace. Most r... more

Comedy club, Comedy night, whats on abingdon, whats on oxford, friday nights oxford, friday nights abingdon
Friday, 25th April7:30pm-11:00pm

We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and th... more

Saturday, 26th April10:00am-2:00pm

A great day out for the family, with entertainers, activities and stalls, all proceeds going to a... more

Saturday, 26th April7:30pm-10:00pm

Abingdon & District Citizens Advice Bureau Friends present Abingdon Town Band " Spring Concer... more

Sunday, 27th April12:00pm-6:00pm

Ever had a DREAM of being a concerto soloist in front of a full orchestra?... more

Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 2:00pm

Meet opposite Sophos Building in Barton Lane, Abingdon to look at pond life in and around Orchard... more

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 10:30am

Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre.

We have regular walks on Monday mornings sta... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Yoga position
Wednesday, 30th April8:30am-10:00am

Every Wednesday starting from 11th September 2013

£7.50 block booking or £9 drop in.

... more
Abingdon Health Walks at the Leisure Centre
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 10:30am

Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure centre.

We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings... more

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Old Abbey House
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 7:00pm

The Council's Annual Meeting.

Families enjoying Fun in the Park
Saturday, 7th June11:00am-3:00pm

Fun in the Park & Music in the Park 2014... more

Abingdon-on-Thames Craft Fair
Saturday, 14th June9:00am-3:00pm

This year's summer Craft Fair will be the perfect opportunity to buy unique, handcrafted gifts fo... more

Abingdon-on-Thames Youth Music Festival
Saturday, 12th July11:00am-2:00pm

A wonderful opportunity to see and hear talented young musicians from schools and community group... more

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Comedy club, Comedy night, whats on abingdon, whats on oxford, friday nights oxford, friday nights abingdon
Friday, 25th April7:30pm-11:00pm

We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and th... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Comedy club, Comedy night, whats on abingdon, whats on oxford, friday nights oxford, friday nights abingdon
Friday, 30th May7:30pm-11:00pm

We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and th... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

Example of a ceroc class for all ages
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 7:30pm

Ceroc is an abbreviation of the French phrase c'est Rock. We have been introducing complete begin... more

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A collection of traditional toys and games
Saturday, 31st May10:30am-3:30pm

Drop in family activity. Museum Arcade and Kempster Room

Be transported back through 100... more

Early MG Logo
Saturday, 28th June10:30am-3:30pm

Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room

To mark the celebration of MG’s 90 years w... more

Archaeological pieces on display at the museum
Saturday, 12th July10:30am-3:30pm

A free drop in event. Meet the expert: come and bring your archaeological finds to the museum and... more

Saxon Pottery
Saturday, 26th July10:30am-3:30pm

Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room

Using replica Roman, Saxon and Iron Age po... more

Fabric Frame. How creative can you be?
Wednesday, 13th August10:30am-3:30pm

Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room

As part of your visit to the new HDR Photo... more