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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 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.

Latest News

20 Mar 2017
Learn to Draw abingdon museum art pencil sketch workshop
Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be... more
22 Feb 2017
Town Crest
The Council is currently advertising for an Administrative... more
03 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is... more
02 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This is your last chance to have your say on the proposed... more
26 Jan 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following the recent tender exercise in relation to the... more
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Vintage and Retro inspiration
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 10:00am
Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fair is back on Saturday 25 March. Our Lady's School, Radley Road, Abingd... more
From Saturday, 25th March to Sunday, 26th March11:00am-5:00pm
Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and... more
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Abingdon Concert Band mark their 40th anniversary year with this special concert.
Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 12:00pm
Join us for a Mother's Day lunch for £16.95 per adult, Children £9.95 (under 5 eat Free!)  
Monday, 27 March 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
From Monday, 27th March to Tuesday, 28th March8:30pm-9:30pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art that is suitable for everyone. Wing Chun is based on the shortest... more
Wednesday, 29th March1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Arrival of Swifts is a welcome sign of summer
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 7:30pm
An illustrated talk by George Candelin, Keeper of Swifts, Oxford University of Natural History. Swif... more
Saturday, 1st April10:00am-3:00pm
The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will lower parts of the floodplain in Oxford to make more space... more
art museum abingdon workshop activity adult draw drawing
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10:30am
4 Week Course beginning Saturday 1st April, ending Saturday 29th April (excludes 15th April)   Abing... more
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Town flag
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 7:00pm
The Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, is hosting her Spring Ball at Frilford Heath Golf Club. All people in... more
The stage
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 11:00am
A day of fun, entertainment and live music for all the family to enjoy. No ticket is needed during t... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Music in the Park is a special part of town life now. Wristbands at a reasonable price will be avail... more
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art museum abingdon workshop activity adult draw drawing
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10:30am
4 Week Course beginning Saturday 1st April, ending Saturday 29th April (excludes 15th April)   Abing... more
Music abingdon gig venue museum acoustic jazz folk rock classical
From Friday, 19th May to Saturday, 20th May7:00pm-10:00pm
Join us for the third Abingdon Museums At Night event with two evenings of art, artefacts, music and... more
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