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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 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

14 Aug 2017
Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan. A Community Led Plan... more
26 Jul 2017
We have received the following from the District Council:... more
21 Jul 2017
Swan Upping
Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of... more
21 Jul 2017
The District Council have issued the following update on... more
30 Jun 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This year the Council has allocated a sum of £18,000 for... more
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A writer's experience of publishing
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 2:30pm
After more than a decade of running Abingdon’s independent bookshop, Mostly Books, Mark and Nicki Th... more
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:00pm
Professors Gusto and Hitch study hard in the Laboratory of Curiosity to answer questions about how E... more
From Thursday, 21st September to Saturday, 23rd September7:30pm-7:30pm
MAC Productions PresentsInto the Woods Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by JAMES LAPINE Th... more
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:45pm
On the 21st of September the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society will be holding a s... more
Robert Lane, plus support from Brodie Johnson
Friday, 22nd September7:30pm-10:30pm
Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. In July 2017 he released his latest single R... more
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:00am
As one of the series of Market Place events give your support to 11th Abingdon Scouts as they sell c... more
Sunday, 24th September4:30pm-5:15pm
Enjoy interactive, quality time together as we explore yoga through playful poses, breathing exercis... more
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Polish resettlement camps in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 2:30pm
A talk by Dr Hubert Zawadski.  The Second World War and its immediate aftermath brought thousands of... more
Wednesday, 27th September9:30am-10:00am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 09.30 - 10.00, and ... more
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 10:00am
Remembrance Service in the Parish Church open to everyone. Please arrive by 9.45 am to be seated. Af... more
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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
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 26th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
talks abingdon museum, Geoff Dunbar, animation, animator, family event
Wednesday, 1st November7:00pm-9:00pm
BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his cele... more
Talks at abingdon museum by Gareth Howell, BBC news, 1917 war centenary lecture
Friday, 10th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Saturday, 2nd December10:30am-3:00pm
Our annual Christmas Crafts workshop returns with more fabulous homemade decorations to take home. F... more
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