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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, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

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

25 Sep 2017
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 9th and... more
14 Aug 2017
Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan. A Community Led Plan... more
26 Jul 2017
We have received the following from the District Council:... more
21 Jul 2017
Swan Upping
Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of... more
21 Jul 2017
The District Council have issued the following update on... more
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Polish resettlement camps in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 2:30pm
A talk by Dr Hubert Zawadski.  The Second World War and its immediate aftermath brought thousands of... more
Wednesday, 27th September9:30am-10:00am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 09.30 - 10.00, and ... more
Working in the garden
Wednesday, 27th September10:00am-4:00pm
Come and see the garden, feed the chickens, pick some veg to take home Get your hands dirty if you'd... more
Wednesday, 27th September7:00pm-8:00pm
Abingdon RFC is running a mixed touch rugby training this summer at Lambrick Way Wednesday nights fr... more
Wednesday, 27th September7:00pm-9:00pm
The Abingdon Silver Group is a small friendly group who meet every week during term time at John Mas... more
From Wednesday, 27th September to Saturday, 30th September7:30pm-7:30pm
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 12:00am
Films nights in the town are every Thursday from 5th October until Easter 2018. The first film on 5t... more
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Flash - This superb tribute to Queen & Freddie Mercury return to The Northcourt Flash (formerly... more
Saturday, 30th September9:00am-3:00pm
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods i... more
From Sunday, 1st October to Sunday, 31st December9:00am-6:00pm
Registration for Oxfordshire Artweeks May Festival 2018 is now open -  CLOSING DATE for entries is t... more
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 10:00am
Remembrance Service in the Parish Church open to everyone. Please arrive by 9.45 am to be seated. Af... more
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Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
talks abingdon museum, Geoff Dunbar, animation, animator, family event
Wednesday, 1st November7:00pm-9:00pm
BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his cele... more
Talks at abingdon museum by Gareth Howell, BBC news, 1917 war centenary lecture
Friday, 10th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Saturday, 2nd December10:30am-3:00pm
Our annual Christmas Crafts workshop returns with more fabulous homemade decorations to take home. F... more
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