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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

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
26 Jan 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following the recent tender exercise in relation to the... more
23 Jan 2017
tanning, leatherworking, woodcut
Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from... more
18 Jan 2017
Town Crest
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
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Monday, 20 February 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 20 February 2017 - 7:15pm
Thomas Vachell was the heir of an old Reading gentry family; his wife was a Reade from Abingdon. Tho... more
Monday, 20 February 2017 - 7:30pm
~~The Turbulent Lifetime of Thomas Vachell Thomas Vachell was the heir of an old Reading gentry fami... more
Swan Upping - a talk
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 2:30pm
Swan Upping. Presented by David Barber who is The Queen’s Swan Marker and plays an important role in... more
Tuesday, 21st February7:00pm-9:00pm
Glory in the night sky on a guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood, lit by the monthly occurring new m... more
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 7:30pm
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain fil... more
Wednesday, 22nd February1:00pm-2:00pm
Classes in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents/car... more
Not all farms cause concern for inspectors.
Wednesday, 22nd February7:30pm-9:15pm
An illustrated talk by Robert Iles, Senior Environment Officer – Agriculture, Environment Agency. Th... more
Come And Sing Harmony poster
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 7:30pm
Harmony InSpires, an all-female a Cappella chorus based in Appleton, invites women of all ages to jo... more
Thursday, 23rd February10:00am-1:00pm
Do Gadgets mystify you? Confused by all the settings and Jargon? Are they just gathering dust at hom... more
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Friday, 24th February7:00pm-11:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is organising a Charity Race Night at Edward Br... more
Town flag
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 7:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon's programme of events for the year includes hosting a Spring Ball at Frilford... more
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 a special part of town life now. Wristbands at a reasonable price will be avail... more
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From Saturday, 11th March to Saturday, 30th September10:00am-1:30pm
Market Place events which may not yet posted in detail by the organisers Market Day every Monday exc... more
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Textile workshop event March 2017
Friday, 17th March10:30am-1:00pm
Patching workshop - Hand Piecing Log Cabin Easter Hens. Friday March 17th. 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Cha... 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
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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