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

Abingdon-on-Thames

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

19 Oct 2019
Abingdon Town Council
This is a reminder that the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames,... more
17 Oct 2019
Anyone else already excited for next year’s Fun and Music... more
15 Oct 2019
Please see the below released from South Oxfordshire and... more
14 Oct 2019
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
09 Oct 2019
Please see below released from Citizens Advice: Your local... more
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Saturday, 19th October8:15am-10:15am
Join us in cheering on England in the first of the Quarter Finals in the Rugby World Cup live from J... more
Abingdon Marathon Logo
Sunday, 20th October9:00am-2:00pm
A flat, fast two lap circuit through Abingdon Town Centre and surrounding countryside starting and f... more
Sunday, 20th October10:00am-12:00pm
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20th October and look out for the November date
Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 2:00pm
This brilliant new music event started with the longest day and is building - with gigs planned for... more
YMSA poster
Sunday, 20th October2:00pm-5:00pm
Monthly showcase of original music. This Sunday features guitar virtuoso Rory Evans, jazzy pop singe... more
Sunday, 20th October3:00pm-4:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Charlie Birks, will be holding his Civic Service at 3pm on Sun... more
From Monday, 21st October to Saturday, 26th October11:00am-4:00pm
Abingdon Peace Group are hosting an exhibition consisting of entries to a children's art competition... more
Monday, 21st 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, 22nd October to Thursday, 24th October10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 22 October - Thursday 24 October Former British gymnastics coach Mike Weinstock will help bu... more
Tuesday, 22nd October2:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday October 22 – Geoff Dunbar - From Toulouse Lautrec to Sir Paul McCartney: The golden age of h... more
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Sunday, 20th October3:00pm-4:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Charlie Birks, will be holding his Civic Service at 3pm on Sun... more
Sunday, 10th November10:00am-10:45am
The Abingdon-on-Thames Remembrance Day Service is taking place on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 10 am... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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20th October and look out for the November date
Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 2:00pm
This brilliant new music event started with the longest day and is building - with gigs planned for... more
Evita the musical
From Tuesday, 22nd October to Saturday, 26th October7:30pm-7:30pm
In a run of excellent shows Evita will be popular and may sell out particularly towards the end of t... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 7:15pm
Following 2019 Passion Play you are welcome at this sociable AGM as a review of the 2019 event and t... more
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 9:15am
Tuesday 29th 9.30 am to 12.00 a music and fun morning with crafts, percussion, singing, composing fo... more
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
In the perfect acoustics of Yolande Paterson Hall this is a sparkling programme withyoung  local flu... more
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am
One day sessions are available as well as part-time courses through our inspiring adult education tu... more
Friday, 6 December 2019 - 6:00pm
Please see the town's civic society information for details and times. www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk... more
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 3:15pm
After an excellent launch of the Summer solstcie National Make Music Day have a look near the time a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
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Wednesday, 30th October10:30am-3:00pm
Climb aboard and construct your own moving object. Enjoy all the fun of the fair! Time: 10:30 - 12:3... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC Radio Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
Saturday, 7th December10:30am-3:00pm
Popular as ever, our Xmas crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make something for you... more
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