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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

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
21 Jun 2017
The following opportunity has already been advertised in... more
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From Saturday, 22nd July to Tuesday, 12th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
From Sunday, 23rd July to Wednesday, 13th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
From Monday, 24th July to Friday, 28th July9:30am-4:30pm
Monday 24 - Friday 28 July 2017 (9.3am-4.30pm) at Abingdon School's Amey Theatre. This course is des... more
Monday, 24 July 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, 24th July to Thursday, 14th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
From Monday, 24th July to Tuesday, 25th July8:30pm-9:30pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art that is suitable for everyone. Wing Chun is based on the shortest... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
From Tuesday, 25th July to Friday, 15th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Wednesday, 26th July10:00am-12:00pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school ho... more
Working in the garden
Wednesday, 26th July10:00am-4:00pm
Come and see the garden, feed the chickens, pick some veg to take home Get your hands dirty if you'd... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... 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
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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