Discover more about Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire. Browse our pages to find out about the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 400 year-old moment of market place mayhem which is our way of celebrating royal occasions. This is not an annual event so it becomes extremely special.
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 has a claim on being the oldest town in England. This is due to having a pre-neolithic settlement and archeological and object proof of the town developing on this site for thousands of years. It is this proof which townspeople are proud of as ask other places to hold up anything to compare and only the celtic settlements in Scotland and Wales are more ancient. Then, in the last thousand years see Berkshire history for information on how the town’s wealth and power were established and how unique buildings gave it such character.
A mighty long tap root has grown into a place with so much genuine community spirit and a lively events programme 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 for ideas to help you to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or to work here.
Abingdon-on-Thames Visitor and Community Information office is here to assist and can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org