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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

20 May 2019
Job opportunities at the European parliamentary elections... more
17 May 2019
With just over 2 weeks to go until our popular Music in the... more
09 May 2019
Abingdon Town Council
The Annual Mayor Making ceremony and Annual Council meeting... more
04 May 2019
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Local elections  took place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.... more
03 May 2019
Please see below issued from Oxfordshire County Council:... more
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Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 22nd May to Wednesday, 17th June7:30pm-11:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 10:30am
A walk geared to anyone with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their carer. Meet the walk le... more
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm
Arrive at 1.45 pm. This good humoured newly-written drama by Gaye Poole shows Emily who has a cooker... more
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 7:30pm
The next wine evening in the monthly series in the town's very special deli has a theme of wines of... more
Leger talk poster
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 7:45pm
Fernand Leger -1881 - 1955 - painter, sculptor, filmmaker - is the most famous person to have been b... more
Friday, 24th May10:30am-2:30pm
An opportunity to hear about the Dementia Friendly Abingdon community initiative and find informatio... more
Friday, 24th May1:00pm-3:00pm
A 12 week course beginning on March 1st which aims to teach drawing to the complete beginner.
Friday, 24 May 2019 - 2:45pm
There will be two boats each day to Oxford from Saturday this weekend until early September heritage... more
From Friday, 24th May to Sunday, 2nd June6:30pm-8:00pm
This traditional fair with a notable carousel, lots of rides, big wheel and dodg'ems, games stalls a... more
From Friday, 24th May to Thursday, 13th June7:30pm-4:00pm
The uncensored story of Reginald Dwight and how he became the legend we know and love as Sir Elton J... more
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Saturday, 1 June 2019 - 11:00am
This is free entry with acts on the stage involving lots of local people, stalls, sideshows, refresh... more
Saturday, 1 June 2019 - 4:30pm
From 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm listento good bands, eat, drink, have a picnic with friends in the beautifu... more
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Saturday, 22nd June10:00am-4:00pm
Abingdon Pride - event details will appear shortly but get the date  in your diary now!
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Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm
Arrive at 1.45 pm. This good humoured newly-written drama by Gaye Poole shows Emily who has a cooker... more
Saturday, 25 May 2019 - 10:00am
Abbey Meadow pool will be open all day every day until early September. The pool is a warm temperatu... more
Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 10:00am
Save the Children works all over the world and in the UK for the benefit of all children. The charit... more
Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 11:00am
This year on 15th June rather than midsummer Ock Street elects its Mayor with a morning election at... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
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Wednesday, 29th May10:30am-3:00pm
Dive into our treasure store of recycled materials and create something spectacular!! Time: 10:30 -... more
Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
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