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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 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

30 Mar 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being... more
20 Mar 2017
Learn to Draw abingdon museum art pencil sketch workshop
Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be... more
22 Feb 2017
Town Crest
The Council is currently advertising for an Administrative... more
03 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is... more
02 Feb 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This is your last chance to have your say on the proposed... more
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Saturday, 1st April10:00am-3:00pm
The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will lower parts of the floodplain in Oxford to make more space... more
art museum abingdon workshop activity adult draw drawing
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10:30am
4 Week Course beginning Saturday 1st April, ending Saturday 29th April (excludes 15th April)   Abing... more
Sunday, 2nd April3:00pm-4:00pm
Gounod Petite Symphonie Mozart Serenade no 11 for wind octet
Monday, 3 April 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
From Monday, 3rd April to Saturday, 8th April10:00am-4:30pm
Abingdon Artists invite you to the Spring Exhibition in St Nicolas Church, Abingdon, from 3-8 April.... more
From Monday, 3rd April to Tuesday, 4th April8:30pm-9:30pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art that is suitable for everyone. Wing Chun is based on the shortest... more
Photo of Flower
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 7:15pm
Abingdon Flower Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt R... more
Photo of Flower
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 7:15pm
Abingdon Flower Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt R... more
Wednesday, 5th April1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Tickets: £14 - From Remade Guitars, Stratton Way, Abingdon or www.musicattheunicorn.org.uk   Joe Bro... 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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art museum abingdon workshop activity adult draw drawing
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10:30am
4 Week Course beginning Saturday 1st April, ending Saturday 29th April (excludes 15th April)   Abing... more
Springtim Fun abingdon museum kids activity free days out with kids workshop crafts skills
Saturday, 8th April10:00am-3:00pm
April 8th and 19th Easter has arrived and so has the fun. Enjoy homemade crafts to takeaway with Spr... more
Music abingdon gig venue museum acoustic jazz folk rock classical
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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