Fairacres is a retail and business park conveniently a mile West of the town centre and also close to the A34. Argos, B&Q, Homebase, Vineys, AHF, Pets at Home, Topps Tiles and some new stores and food outlets are there. Beales now closed, other stores opening soon.
Opposite is the Oxford Abingdon Hotel (formerly The Four Pillars) a large superstore, a wine shop. There is a walk from the town centre along the Ock.
Abingdon-onThames is one of 63 towns in England with special conservation status. Due to the historic nature of town buildings, the centre and river area has small independent shops with large outlets here at Fairacres and the roads nearby. .