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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.

Helping young and old; reducing waste
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames announces the Mayoral charities for the year at the Annual Meeting. This year's... 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
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, soft play area for little ones,... MORE
Residents are urged to "select the scenario" for the future of Abbey Meadow
Residents urged to ‘Select the scenario’ for the future of Abbey Meadow People across the Vale of White Horse have the... MORE

Latest News

24 Feb 2015
Residents are urged to "select the scenario" for the future of Abbey Meadow
Residents urged to ‘Select the scenario’ for the future of... more
19 Feb 2015
Perform at Fun in the Park 2015
Plans are well under way for Abingdon’s popular summer... more
29 Jan 2015
Fun in the Park is a great opportunity for clubs and societies
The application forms for Clubs and Societies to take stall... more
22 Jan 2015
Grand Civic Dinner
Tickets for the Mayor’s Civic Dinner on Friday 13th... more
05 Jan 2015
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is hosting two exhibitions... more
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St Ethelwold's from the garden
From Monday, 23rd February to Sunday, 8th March3:00pm-5:00pm
During Fair Trade Fortnight, 23rd Febrary - 8th March, you are invited to enjoy fair trade tea, coff... more
Pilates class
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
WW1 British mess tin and equipment - Abingdon Museum attic gallery
Friday, 27th February7:00pm-9:00pm
Back by popular demand, BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell brings his captivating talks on The Gre... more
ABRAIL 2015
Saturday, 28th February10:00am-5:00pm
Model Railway Show featuring some 24 layouts. In those you can see a model of Abingdon Branch. Spot... more
Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 10:00am
Help Farmers Grow More, Earn More and Eat More The Parish of Abingdon on Thames is supporting a nati... more
Rick Stevens presenting a German Pickelhelm
Saturday, 28th February11:00am-3:00pm
Back by popular demand, Rick Stevens presents his fantastic collection of WW1 ordnance, from Thompso... more
Ethelwold House
Saturday, 28th February3:00pm-5:00pm
Celebrate Fair Trade at St Ethelwold's - Special event for Fair Trade Fortnight Afternoon Tea by the... more
Foraging at the Earth Trust
Sunday, 1st March10:00am-2:00pm
Drop in to the Earth Trust and go foraging for some natural ingredients, then turn them into a delic... more
Sunday, 1st March3:00pm-4:00pm
Schubert Octet with the Pavlova Ensemble: Violins  Robyn Elton Jayne Dimmick; Viola Jennifer Hay; Ce... more
Monday, 2 March 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... 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, soft play area fo... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
WW1 British mess tin and equipment - Abingdon Museum attic gallery
Friday, 27th February7:00pm-9:00pm
Back by popular demand, BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell brings his captivating talks on The Gre... more
Rick Stevens presenting a German Pickelhelm
Saturday, 28th February11:00am-3:00pm
Back by popular demand, Rick Stevens presents his fantastic collection of WW1 ordnance, from Thompso... more
The fully restored Monks' Map - on display in the Museum galleries
Wednesday, 18th March7:00pm-8:00pm
Painting Conservator Ruth Bubb gives her expert insight into conservation techniques with a particul... more
Experience a view of the partial eclipse from the iconic roof viewing platform
Friday, 20th March9:00am-11:00am
FULLY BOOKED Join us on the museum roof between 9 am and 11am for an exclusive view of the partial e... more
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