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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

23 May 2018
Please see below a reminder from the Vale of White Horse... more
01 May 2018
Kids Craft session with Robert Strange 12 – 2pm 30th May in... more
01 May 2018
On Saturday 2nd June 2018 the Abbey Gardens will fill up... more
27 Apr 2018
The Council is pleased to confirm that at its meeting of... more
27 Apr 2018
Expressions of interest – the Guildhall, Abingdon-on-Thames... more
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From Friday, 25th May to Sunday, 27th May3:00pm-11:00pm
This is the twelfth year of the English Music Festival which has events Friday, Saturday Sunday morn... more
From Saturday, 26th May to Monday, 28th May8:00am-12:30am
A one-off bed and mattress sale direct from the manufacturer. Featuring Warren Evans stock clearance... more
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 10:00am
A family day out with fun fair, music, activities for all ages and the chance to meet our town footb... more
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Steventon Fair is on the village green with its traditional Edwardian carousel, dodgems, big wheel a... more
Saturday, 26th May2:00pm-5:00pm
Enjoy tea and home made cake in our beautiful riverside garden (indoors if wet)  Art Weeks Exhibitio... more
Saturday, 26th May2:00pm-5:00pm
Enjoy tea and home made cake in our beautiful riverside garden (indoors if wet)  Art Weeks Exhibitio... more
Saturday, 26th May2:30pm-3:30pm
Come and join us to celebrate National Elmer Day by Anderson Press! This event will involve stories... more
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 8:00pm
Cemedy with Kevin McCarthy compere, comedians on the national circuit David Whitney, Jake Baker, Jam... more
Monday, 28 May 2018 - 10:00am
MORNING WALKS & TOURS start at 10:30am, book in from 10am 1556 Boundary Walk with the Guild of... more
Monday, 28th May6:00pm-7:00pm
Love Your Body, Love Your Life with Vicky Rainbow & the fabulous Nia Technique....  Nia is holis... more
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Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening.  Personal callers can... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Wednesday, 30th May12:00pm-2:00pm
Robert Strange Art Workshop Wednesday, 30th May 2018 Time: 12 - 2 pm To accompany his fantastic seri... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
Saturday, 2nd June12:00pm-2:00pm
Robert Strange Art Workshop Saturday, 2nd June 2018 Time: 12 - 2 pm To accompany his fantastic serie... more
From Saturday, 21st July to Sunday, 29th July11:00am-3:00pm
AAAHS Gallery Talks: History, Archaeology and Architecture For fifty years the Abingdon Archaeologic... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
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