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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 Jun 2018
Join the Mousehole Cafe next week as they celebrate... more
16 Jun 2018
Unfortunately not many residents registered to attend the... more
12 Jun 2018
Reminder about the next Community Led Plan Meeting ... more
02 Jun 2018
Music in the Park
Wristands for Saturday evening's Music in the Park event... more
31 May 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
There are reports of flash flooding as a result of storms... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Friday, 22nd June6:00pm-7:00pm
Nia FreeDance is a barefoot 60-minute Conscious Dance class designed to awaken the movement artist w... more
Saturday, 23rd June9:30am-12:30pm
We are raising funds to take a group of 37 Girl Guides and Leaders from Abingdon and the surrounding... more
By the Thames
Saturday, 23rd June10:00am-5:00pm
Now in its 5th year and building on its previous successes with more food & drink stalls, larger... more
Saturday, 23rd June10:00am-4:30pm
Treat yourself to an uplifting, nurturing & heart-warming day with Vicky Rainbow, at her beautif... more
Saturday, 23rd June11:00am-3:00pm
Acclaimed author and illustrator (and Mostly Books regular), David Melling, will be in the shop with... more
Saturday, 23rd June2:30pm-3:00pm
Come and join us for Storytime followed by colouring in at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoo... more
Great Get Together 2017
Sunday, 24th June12:00pm-3:00pm
On the anniversary of Jo Cox’s birthday, we are joining people across the country for a Summer Celeb... more
Monday, 25th June6:00pm-7:00pm
Love Your Body, Love Your Life with Vicky Rainbow & the fabulous Nia Technique....  Nia is holis... more
Hatha Yoga Oxfordshire
Monday, 25th June7:00pm-8:15pm
Aimed at those returning to yoga, or beginners with a basic level of fitness and mobility who are pr... more
Wednesday, 27th June9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
From Saturday, 21st July to Sunday, 29th July11:00am-3:00pm
AAAHS Gallery Talks: History, Archaeology and Architecture For fifty years the Abingdon Archaeologic... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
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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