With around 200 listed buildings in the town centre alone, Abingdon-on-Thames is a wonderful place to stroll around and find hidden gems, interesting vernacular architecture and visit the places where events (some pleasant, some violent and bloodthirsty) have played out in the past.
You may prefer a guide to show you round and make sure you don’t miss the best bits, or you might choose to follow a series of informative boards on a heritage trail, The Information Centre can help you find your way round. There are picture clue trails on the Friends of Abingdon information and also 'treasure' trails.
Everyone has their own way of exploring, so choose the way you prefer to do things.
The Oxtrails phone app is a popular way of finding out about each of the towns of southern Oxfordshire.
Walk About Abingdon 07880 913819 offers guided walks every day. As they take you on a journey 3,000 years of history in an enjoyable way in just ninety minutes (shorter if you fix this) we'll let them off for not offering Christmas Day but the other 364 yes they can be booked. See their website and twitter @Walk.Abingdon