Welcome to Abingdon

Abingdon-on-Thames is a lovely old Market Town, with rich historical and archaeological connections. It makes an excellent base for a holiday, a short break or a day out.

With so many places to visit and things to do in Abingdon including; riverside parks, gardens and a choice of leisure facilities including tennis, swimming, boating, fishing, waterside pubs and a Monday market you will be spoilt for choice.

If you're wondering where to stay, Abingdon-on-Thames has a wealth of architectural styles and offers an interesting variety of places to stay. By road just 6 miles south of Oxford. Oxford can be reached on foot from the Thames Path, or by boat from the river.

Located on the river Thames, why not explore the town from the river by hopping on a Salter's Steamers cruise up to Oxford or down to Wallingford and beyond.

Abingdon-on-Thames has an intriguing museum housed in an elegant building with stunning roof top views looking over Abingdon-on-Thames and beyond. There are also charming places to eat, and enough Abingdon tourist information and attractions to entertain the whole family.

Make sure you explore the site of the old Abingdon Abbey, which was supposedly founded in 675 by Cissa, viceroy of Centwine or his nephew Hean in honor of the Virgin Mary. Although nothing remains, the old Benedictine Abbey has a fascinating history and is well worth researching.

Abingdon has a fantastic tradition of bun throwing; where local dignitaries throw buns off the roof of the Abingdon Museum for huge crowds of people to catch in celebration specific days. The last was for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, and there's another this June for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

For more information on planning your trip why not visit the Abingdon Information Centre?

Getting to Abingdon

To get to Abingdon from Oxford you can get the Oxford Bus Company's X3/X13 service which runs regularly from Oxford City Centre, The JR Hospital (X13) and the Oxford Station (X3) to Abingdon.

Alternatively you could get Stagecoaches' 31 bus from Oxford City Centre to Abingdon Town Centre, which then continues onto Wantage.

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