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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, 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

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
30 Jun 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This year the Council has allocated a sum of £18,000 for... more
30 Jun 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
It was originally intended that the Community Led Plan... more
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From Wednesday, 26th July to Saturday, 16th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Noel Coward's brilliant comedy!
From Wednesday, 26th July to Saturday, 29th July7:30pm-7:30pm
"Try to see my point, dear. I've been married to Ruth for five years, and you've been dead for seven... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
From Thursday, 27th July to Sunday, 17th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 7:00pm
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration,... more
From Friday, 28th July to Monday, 18th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Saturday, 29th July9:00am-3:00pm
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods i... more
Saturday, 29th July9:00am-1:00pm
Enjoy a fun swim session in our superb swimming pool followed by an aquatic-themed movie in the Amey... more
Art & Mindfulness in Response to Nature one day workshop, Vicky Vergou, Ann Rapstoff,
Saturday, 29th July10:00am-5:00pm
Ann Rapstoff and Vicky Vergou present Art & Mindfulness in Response to Nature at The Abbey Sutto... more
From Saturday, 29th July to Tuesday, 19th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
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
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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