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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

18 Sep 2019
Abingdon Town crest
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 7th and... more
09 Sep 2019
Please see the below from the Vale of White Horse District... more
23 Aug 2019
Please see below from Citizens Advice:  Contact Citizens... more
20 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019
Changes to the Town 41 Bus Service The Town Council... more
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Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 20th September8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
From Friday, 20th September to Sunday, 22nd September9:30am-5:30pm
In association with Heritage Weekend, Abingdon Flower Club are once again hosting a flower festival... more
Ninebarrow with support from Wednesday's Wolves
Friday, 20th September7:00pm-10:30pm
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with... more
From Saturday, 21st September to Sunday, 22nd September10:00am-4:30pm
As part of this year's Heritage Festival there will be many interesting properties to visit under th... more
Saturday, 21st September10:00am-4:00pm
Abbey Meadow Lacemakers are celebrating their Silver Anniversary at their annual Lace and Craft Day.... more
The Garden
Saturday, 21st September10:30am-4:30pm
  Open House and  Garden For Hertage Day Hear about the history of St Ethelwold's Enjoy home made ca... more
Saturday, 21st September10:30am-4:00pm
The theme of this year’s Abingdon Heritage Festival will be “Coming Home, Moving On”, inspired by a... more
Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 10:30am
All welcome to have a look at colours and species of hamsetr you may never have seen, free entry.Doo... more
Saturday, 21st September10:30am-3:30pm
Exhibitions,film screenings, walks, family events and the Parade are all set for the Abingdon Herita... more
Saturday, 21st September7:30pm-9:30pm
Wantage Band: Musical Director :Paul Holland in a varied programme. Saturday 21st September, 7.30pm... more
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Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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From Wednesday, 25th September to Saturday, 28th September7:30pm-7:30pm
Tickets for Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus are available now £10 (concessions £8) from The Bookstore i... more
Saturday, 28th September9:00am-3:00pm
A date for the diary to come into the town centre to browse stalls with home made foods and crafts,... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local guide dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter... more
Evita the musical
From Tuesday, 22nd October to Saturday, 26th October7:30pm-7:30pm
In a run of excellent shows Evita will be popular and may sell out particularly towards the end of t... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 3:15pm
After an excellent launch of the Summer solstcie National Make Music Day have a look near the time a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
Sunday, 21 June 2020 - 11:00am
The succes of a Summer Solstice music event means that musicians and volunteer music lovers have joi... more
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Saturday, 21st September10:30am-3:30pm
Exhibitions,film screenings, walks, family events and the Parade are all set for the Abingdon Herita... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The second in the programme this season is Liz Woolley an extremely good, popular speaker on The Com... more
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends has an annual quiz as part of town social life. 12th October is the date for... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC RADIO Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
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