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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens

Abingdon-on-Thames

Abingdon-on-Thames is a historic, modern market town set on the River Thames in rural Oxfordshire.

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Welcome to the website for Abingdon, 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

17 May 2021
Monday 17th May 2020, 9AM: We are currently experiencing... more
10 May 2021
Following the by-election for the ward of Fitzharris Ock,... more
09 May 2021
Abingdon Town Council
Sunday 9 May marks Europe Day and the Town Council is... more
06 May 2021
Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or... more
28 Apr 2021
Image by Local artist Rebecca Peberdy -   https://rjpeberdy... more
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Abbey group Artweeks art exhibition
From Monday, 17th May to Saturday, 22nd May10:00am-5:00pm
As part of Oxfordshire Artweeks, the Abbey Group of local artists Claire Cross, Margaret Horton, Mar... more
From Monday, 17th May to Sunday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
In the three-week Artweeks period Abingdon-on-Thames and the towns and villages of the south of the... more
Monday, 17 May 2021 - 1:00pm
Our town's cinema on Abbey Close is sharing its new film programme with its list of customers and so... more
Monday, 17th May7:30pm-8:45pm
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
Local artist Ticia Lever is taking part in Oxfordshire Artweeks with a variety of bird images worked... more
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 27th June10:00am-4:00pm
Explore with HapticArt the many and varied treasures of Abingdon Museum. This group of textile and m... more
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
Even though we love our online and virtual tours of the marvel that is old county hall, it is a plea... more
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 11:00am
The Arts Society Abingdon are presenting an ONLINE Webinar on 19th May 2021 The Genius of Beethoven... more
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 7:30pm
With growing popularity this quiz is free to enter a team of six online. It lasts from 7.30 pm to ap... more
From Thursday, 20th May to Thursday, 29th July4:30pm-6:00pm
This course is designed for older children who are ready to explore art in greater depth. Exploratio... more
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From Monday, 7th June to Saturday, 26th June9:30am-3:00pm
The fishing season runs between 16th June to 14th March and to fish within this time, all anglers mu... more
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Monday, 17 May 2021 - 1:00pm
Our town's cinema on Abbey Close is sharing its new film programme with its list of customers and so... more
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 7:30pm
With growing popularity this quiz is free to enter a team of six online. It lasts from 7.30 pm to ap... more
Friday, 21 May 2021 - 7:45pm
Status Quo tribute band Jon is brilliant. Check the status of this event and book rather than just t... more
Sunday, 30 May 2021 - 11:00am
Announcing a new event on the Market Place from May. A local charity has invited a range of local st... more
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 12:15pm
This quiz is free to enter a team of six online. It lasts from 7.30 pm to approximately 8.30 pm. Org... more
Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 11:00am
This Midsummer tradition after the election of the Town Mayor in May, Ock Street in June hold a vote... more
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 3:30pm
Get the College course dates into your diary. After over a year of very successful webinars and virt... more
Saturday, 4th September10:00am-3:30pm
This is advance notice of Healthy Abingdon's festival in the Market Place on first weekend in Septem... more
From Saturday, 18th September to Sunday, 19th September10:00am-4:00pm
The theme for this year's Heritage Open Days is Edible Abingdon on Thames (EAT) We have exciting pla... more
Saturday, 9 October 2021 - 9:30am
This event is normally very popular, a simple sale of dog-related cards, gifts, dog waste bags and t... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
Local artist Ticia Lever is taking part in Oxfordshire Artweeks with a variety of bird images worked... more
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 27th June10:00am-4:00pm
Explore with HapticArt the many and varied treasures of Abingdon Museum. This group of textile and m... more
From Tuesday, 18th May to Sunday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
Even though we love our online and virtual tours of the marvel that is old county hall, it is a plea... more
View from the top of the Museum
From Tuesday, 22nd June to Wednesday, 30th June10:00am-4:00pm
Abingdon County Hall Museum has to await advice from the government at national level. So, please lo... more
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