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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 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

30 Jun 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
This year the Council has allocated a sum of £18,000 for... more
30 Jun 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
It was originally intended that the Community Led Plan... more
21 Jun 2017
The following opportunity has already been advertised in... more
31 May 2017
Music in the Park
This year Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey... more
30 May 2017
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following the  terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena on... more
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From Thursday, 20th July to Sunday, 10th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:00pm
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration,... more
Balloon bursting
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:30pm
This month, ATOM society is pleased to present the talk 'Imaging Fast Phenomena: High Speed Photogra... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 21st July8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Truck festival from above
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 4:00pm
The TRUCK festival has now sold out completely. Understanable with headline acts this year Franz Fer... more
From Friday, 21st July to Monday, 11th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
From Saturday, 22nd July to Tuesday, 12th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 7:00pm
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artist... more
From Sunday, 23rd July to Wednesday, 13th September5:15pm-12:00pm
The Photography Competition is open to all and is free to enter. There are two sections, for adults... more
From Monday, 24th July to Friday, 28th July9:30am-4:30pm
Monday 24 - Friday 28 July 2017 (9.3am-4.30pm) at Abingdon School's Amey Theatre. This course is des... more
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Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
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
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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