You can discover more about Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire using the links to the right to find out about the ancient streets, riverside walks, gourmet delights and annual festivals of the town famous for its bun throwing, a 250 year-old tradition which is our way of celebrating royal occasions.
Come and enjoy living traditions, taste something new at our markets, enjoy a coffee in the Market Place, dance with Morris Dancers or simply sit by the River Thames with a picnic.
Abingdon-on-Thames has a claim on being the oldest town in England. There is a neolithic settlement here and archeological evidence of the town developing on this site over thousands of years. Only Celtic settlements in Scotland and Wales are more ancient than Abingdon.
Over a thousand years the town’s wealth and power grew, with the establishment of the abbey and the bridge over the Thames. Abingdon became the county town of Berkshire and in recent centuries industries came and went. Today, Abingdon is a quiet, rural town in Oxfordshire, a unique piece of England at its finest and a great place to visit.
Find out more at our Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street, Abingdon (OX14 3HU) or email email@example.com.