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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

21 Sep 2018
100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice Please... more
19 Sep 2018
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 8th and... more
31 Aug 2018
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Margaret Crick, will... more
21 Aug 2018
Please see below we have received from The Vale of White... more
08 Aug 2018
The Council has been experiencing IT problems and in... more
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Abingdon RUFC
Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 10:00am
Abingdon Mini & Junior Rugby season. We are delighted to begin our 2018/19 mini & Junior Rug... more
Sculpture in the Vineyard 8th-23rd September
Sunday, 23rd September10:00am-6:00pm
Sculpture in the Vineyard 2018 Following the success of two previous exhibitions at Bothy Vineyard,... more
Sundials - a talk
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 2:30pm
The UK has the highest concentration of sundials per square mile and the National Trust is a great p... more
Tuesday, 25th September5:00pm-7:00pm
Join Healthy Abingdon for the next event which is at the Northcourt Centre Abingdon and is on proble... more
Wednesday, 26th September9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
Wednesday, 26th September11:30am-1:00pm
Little Bears Toddler Group a unique group in the under 5's and thier parents/grandparents/childminde... more
Wednesday, 26th September6:30pm-8:00pm
A brand new 8-week mindfulness course at the gorgeous, cosy Willow's Shake Shop in Abingdon.  In a s... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 26th September7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 7:00pm
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Indepe... more
Friday, 28th September6:00pm-7:00pm
Nia FreeDance is a barefoot 60-minute Conscious Dance class designed to awaken the movement artist w... more
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Sunday, 7th October8:00pm-8:30pm
To mark the start of the Fairs, the Town Council is organising the traditional Fairground Service of... more
Tuesday, 9th October12:00pm-11:00pm
The second day of The Abingdon Michaelmas Fair this year on Tuesday 9th October 2018 from 12 noon to... more
Monday, 15th October12:00pm-11:00pm
The Abingdon Runaway Fair takes place on Monday 15th October 2018 With funfair rides and traditional... more
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abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
Friday, 9th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture and ordnance display by Rick Stevens and Gareth Howell. BBC historian Gareth Howell return... more
Peter Turner, Abingdon Museum, christmas crafts, family activity
Saturday, 1st December10:30am-3:00pm
Ho ho ho! Our ever popular Christmas Crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make someth... more
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