Abingdon-on-Thames is geographically in the Vale of the White Horse beneath the Old Berkshire Downs. It is eight miles from the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the East, a similar distance from the Cotswold AONB to the West, and the Wessex Downs which start at Steventon Hill less than five miles away. The town sits on three rivers, offering a range of great activities.
This is a town worth taking time to explore.
The ancient buildings have a character and charm all of their own and the town’s history is colourful and interesting. These pages will help you to plan your visit.
Map guides are normally available free from the Information Centre on the ground floor of the Roysse Court Offices on Bridge Street, OX14 3HU or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town museum can be found in the magnificent County Hall right in the heart of Abingdon and has maps and books on the town, as do our local bookshops.
QR codes on the information panels in the town centre give access to an audio tour. The OXTRAILS phone app covers Abingdon-on-Thames, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley, Thame, Wallingford and all the towns in Southern Oxfordshire.
There are tours and history on this site of all the town’s significant buildings.
A short walk west across the beautiful Albert Park will bring motor enthusiasts to the MG Car Club, immediately next to where MG cars were built with the attention to detail that has made them so appreciated. Kimber House OX14 1AS has MG and MGCC memorabilia on display and items for sale each weekday (check or make an appointment at weekends).
Abingdon Museum will be closed on Sunday 7th May for the Bun Throwing preparations, but we will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 8th May from 10am. If you are […]
Baroque splendour for all to enjoy The Guildhall was the civic heart of Abingdon-on-Thames in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part of the front of the building dates from 1400 […]