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 Throw, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating royal occasions.
Come and enjoy our living traditions, taste something new at our markets, enjoy a coffee in the Market Place, 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. There is a neolithic settlement here and archeological evidence of the town developing on this site over thousands of years. Only the Celtic settlements in Scotland and Wales are more ancient than Abingdon.
In the last thousand years, the town’s wealth and power grew, with the establishment of the abbey and the bridge over the Thames. The town became the county town of Berkshire and in recent centuries industries came and went. Abingdon is now a quiet, rural town in Oxfordshire, a unique piece of England at its finest and a great place to visit.
Abingdon-on-Thames Visitor and Community Information office is here to assist and can be contacted by emailing: email@example.com