Getting to Abingdon-on-Thames by boat

By boat

The River Thames is the longest river in England and runs from the Cotswolds to London – 210 miles of glorious riverside scenery running through areas of outstanding beauty.

There are a four mooring places in Abingdon which are very close to the town’s historical buildings, shopping centre and bus stops. All mooring is FREE for 5 consecutive days. These can be found at:

Abbey Meadows

Hales Meadow

Rye Farm Meadow 

Wilsham Road

Hire Boats

Abingdon also offers day boat hire – ranging from self-driven small motor boats to rowing boats – these can hired from the Abingdon Boat Centre.

Boat Day Trips

Salters Steamers provide day trips from Abingdon to Oxford, 7-days a week between May and September; they also provide other boats trips along the Thames.

Sea Ferries

Abingdon is within 2-3 hours by car from the following sea ports:

Dover

Fishguard

Poole

Portsmouth

Weymouth

all of which are served by major road links to Abingdon.

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