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




Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, 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

16 Oct 2020
As Bonfire Night approaches, Oxfordshire County Council is... more
06 Oct 2020
We can all face problems that are too stressful or... more
01 Oct 2020
ABINGDON TOWN COUNCIL The Council is seeking to recruit two... more
29 Sep 2020
Earlier this year, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council... more
29 Sep 2020
One of the most serious outcomes of the current pandemic... more
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Sunday, 25 October 2020 - 6:00pm
This stunning festival which has visited Abingdon on its world tour each year is this year online wi... more
From Monday, 26th October to Thursday, 29th October8:30am-6:00pm
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 10:30am
Celebrate the colours and shapes of autumn by using leaves, seeds, pods and twigs as stencils to cre... more
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 7:30pm
Join us for the "Best Agatha Christie Adaptation Ever" (Empire Magazine) - the 1974 version of Murde... more
Monday, 26th October7:30pm-8:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
From Tuesday, 27th October to Saturday, 31st October10:00am-4:30pm
Abingdon Artists are pleased to announce that they are running their Autumn Exhibition. It will be C... more
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 9:30am
For pre-school children and their grown up. join us for rhymes that develop pre reading skills
Wednesday, 28th October10:30am-12:15pm
Join us for Pixar's newest family adventure, starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. The perfect famil... more
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 11:00am
Rhymetime for pre school children and their grown ups to develop pre reading skills
Wednesday, 28th October11:30am-1:00pm
Little Bears Toddler Group a unique group in the under 5's and thier parents/grandparents/childminde... more
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Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 4:00pm
This year families will be on the look out for pumpkins and hallowe'en decorations in the town's win... more
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Wednesday, 4th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC  Radio Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell will repeat last year's talk recounting the st... more
Wednesday, 11th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC Radio Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to continue the story of WW2.  The Brit... more
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