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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.

Latest News

14 Oct 2016
The Abingdon Fairs
The Runaway Fair will take place this coming Monday, 17th... more
13 Oct 2016
Abingdon County Hall Museum presents The Battle of the... more
07 Oct 2016
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 10th and... more
03 Oct 2016
MG, racing, Abingdon, museum, exhibition, cars, history, classic, motor, Brooklands, Monte Carlo, Mille Miglia
MG have been in the realms of motorsport since their... more
28 Sep 2016
Royal Logistic Corps to exercise the Freedom of the Vale of the White Horse
The following press release has been received from the Vale... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
From Monday, 24th October to Saturday, 29th October9:00am-9:00am
Follow the trail around Abingdon using the clues to find the letters to reveal the secret code! Be i... more
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 24th October10:00am-11:30am
Come and get messy in the Earth Trust mud kitchen – buckets of mud and buckets of fun! Wellies and w... more
Monday, 24th October10:00am-5:00pm
Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops in Little Wittenham Wood! 1hr sessions with The Great... more
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 24th October11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a fun beginners/improver session and learn the basics from serving to scoring. 6 Week Co... more
Tuesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. Two sessions available:... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 10:00am
The first of our new Kids Club Film Screenings After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef a... more
Wednesday, 26th October10:00am-12:00pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust’s woodland, w... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Tuesday, 22nd November2:00pm-4:00pm
Susan Read – Ringing the Changes: Aspects of bellringing. Susan Read has been ringing bells since sh... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
textile quilting workshop bun
Thursday, 27th October10:30am-3:00pm
Textile workshop on Thursday 27th October Drop in anytime between 10.30 am and 3 pm (we break for lu... more
somme war abingdon people gun
Friday, 18th November7:00pm-9:30pm
An informative talk, artefacts display and memorial evening hosted by Gareth Howell (BBC Radio Notti... 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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