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Visit Abingdon

Visit Abingdon


Abingdon-on-Thames is England’s oldest continuously inhabited town. Steeped in history and tradition it is also a modern and bustling market town.

Join us for a walk around the ancient streets where this medieval town meets the modern day market town. Enjoy a picnic beside the beautiful river or visit the roof of the stunning County Hall Museum for breath-taking views across the Oxfordshire countryside and famous River Thames. Or why not take a stroll around our many independent shops selling an array of goods and services. Abingdon-on Thames also boasts a great selection of pubs, bars and restaurants offering a multi-cultural choice of cuisine.

Only a few miles from Oxford, Abingdon-on-Thames is well named. Wonderful river walks with stunning views beside the town are a must. Or hop on a boat and venture further afield to Oxford of Wallingford and beyond.

Abingdon is not only rich in history and culture, it’s also vibrant and entertaining due to its full calendar of events throughout the year - from markets and festivals to the arts, drama, music and leisure and of course the famous ‘Throwing of the Buns’ on very special royal occasions.

We want to share the beauty and history of Abingdon-on-Thames with everyone, so if you are planning a day trip, short break or looking to explore Southern England, Abingdon-on-Thames is the perfect location. For full details of our events programme, go to the
“What’s on” page. To find out how to get here and where to stay just visit our website: or email Julie at:

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsPushchairs availableTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Free broadband internet in bedroomsMobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Open all the time

ATOM Science festival

Wed 22 - Sun 26 Mar 2017

The 4th annual festival features fascinating talks, workshops and shows for children, plus stands and demonstratons for the whole family to enjoy!242

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Fri 12 - Sat 13 May 2017

Brilliant musical performances across Abingdon. From afternoon concerts for the whole family, to Late night jam sessions. Featuring youth big bands, local musicans and special guests.

Abingdon-on-Thames 07552 217437


Sun 14 May 2017

It's not just an air show! The Abingdon Air and Country Show has a varied ground show to go along with a fly-in of both modern and vintage aerolplanes and the associated air display. All this within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Museums at Night

Fri 19 - Sat 20 May 2017

Abingdon Museum opens its doors after hours for an evening of music, exhibitions, activities, and more over four floors of the 17th Century County Hall.

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Food Festival

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Around 100 stalls of wonderful artisan food and drink produce to sample, take home or to eat in the huge picnic area beside the Thames.

Abingdon-on-Thames 07552 217437



Julie Downing

07552 217437

07552 217437


The Greenhouse, Stratton Way,
OX14 3QP




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Map reference: SU 495971  Lat: 51.67060 Long: -1.28499


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Free broadband internet in bedroomsFree broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups