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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 some royal occasions.

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 proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events 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 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

18 Apr 2017
Music in the Park
Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm... more
11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you... more
10 Apr 2017
The Vale of White Horse District Council have sent the... more
04 Apr 2017
volunteer abingdon museum
The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon... more
30 Mar 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being... more
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From Tuesday, 25th April to Tuesday, 13th June11:30am-12:15pm
One for all you Mums! There's no need to worry about childcare in this class - your child and the bu... more
Wednesday, 26th April1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals... more
Shetland has spectacular colonies of Gannets
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 7:30pm
An illustrated talk by Dr Michael Keith-Lucas, Reading University. "The Shetland Islands, being rath... more
From Wednesday, 26th April to Saturday, 29th April7:30pm-7:30pm
The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, gothic drama of love, revenge and redemption.  Webster built a re... more
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Booking is essential for gourmet evenings at this popular delicatessen. Sherries you may not have tr... more
Abingdon Music Festival
From Friday, 28th April to Sunday, 30th April6:00pm-10:00pm
'A festival with a difference - not a competition but a workshop' (Paul Harris) The twentieth Abingd... more
From Friday, 28th April to Friday, 16th June7:30pm-7:30pm
Tennis course for beginners and improvers every Friday from 28 April for 8 weeks at Abingdon Tennis... more
Saturday, 29th April9:00am-3:00pm
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods i... more
From Saturday, 29th April to Saturday, 22nd July9:30am-9:30am
Abingdon Swim School Small classes, better results. Only £99 for 12 weeks!  Abingdon Sports and Leis... more
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The stage
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 11:00am
A day of fun, entertainment and live music for all the family to enjoy. No ticket is needed during t... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Music in the Park is an established annual event enjoyed by over 3,000 people each year.  Wristbands... more
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From Friday, 19th May to Saturday, 20th May7:00pm-10:00pm
Join us for the third Abingdon Museums At Night event with two evenings of art, artefacts, music and... more
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From Tuesday, 30th May to Wednesday, 31st May10:00am-3:00pm
May 30th and 31st Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY -... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefu... more
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Saturday, 15th July10:30am-3:30pm
Spend a day in the museum looking at Abingdon Museum's natural history, focusing on fossilised objec... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
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