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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
Abingdon’s Freewheeling Club herald the start of spring with the Annual Spring Cycling Festival on Sunday 19th April.... MORE
Independent film screening "The Bicycle"
As part of Abingdon Cycle Festival there will be a screening of the independent film "The Bicycle" at the Guildhall on... MORE

Latest News

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
02 Apr 2015
Election 2015
On Thursday 7th May people over the age of 18 will be able... more
26 Mar 2015
Wristbands available in the Market Place on Saturday
This weekend the wristbands for Music in the Park 2015 on... more
26 Mar 2015
Comedy Club at the Guildhall
Tomorrow night is Comedy Club night at the Guildhall. Make... more
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Sunday, 19th April8:30am-4:30pm
Abingdon’s Freewheeling Club herald the start of spring with the Annual Spring Cycling Festival on S... more
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:00am
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Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Join us for our Annual Meeting, after the election of our new branch committee We will be holding a... more
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Stillness Speaks Join us on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary here at St Ethe... more
From Tuesday, 21st April to Wednesday, 22nd April6:30pm-9:30pm
Get to grips with all the basics of how your bike works, how to give it a thorough check up, fix a f... more
The logo of Veterans for Peace UK
Tuesday, 21st April8:00pm-10:00pm
Abingdon Peace Group are delighted that our speaker is Ben Griffin, co-founder of the campaigning gr... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 22 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, 22 April 2015 - 10:00am
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
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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
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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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