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Visit Abingdon

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The Greenhouse, Stratton Way
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3QP United Kingdom
07552 217437 www.visitabingdon.co.uk/

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

Take 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 the 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 or 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.

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Where to Stay

Historic Abingdon offers a range of accommodation whether you’re here on business or enjoying a weekend break, we have everything from traditional hotels, to rural B&Bs and relaxing holiday rentals. Abingdon, the place to stay in Oxfordshire.

For accommodation inspiration visit: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/where-to-stay


Food and Drink

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love Abingdon. With a great selection of food and drink venues to suit your tastes you will be spoilt for choice.

To find your next meal out visit: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/food-drink


What’s On

There is plenty to be a part of in Abingdon-On-Thames. Choose from the variety of events, theatre performances, shows and exhibitions held in this historic town.

Fill your diary with these events: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/what-s-on


Things to do

Get ready to explore Abingdon, you won’t be disappointed! Whether you fancy soaking in the history, a peaceful day out on the river or enjoying one of Abingdon’s family friendly activities – there’s plenty on offer.

See why you should visit historic abingdon: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/things-to-do



Abingdon boasts high street brands along with a range of independent stores that you just will not find anywhere else, full of character and charm. Enjoy a browse around this historic town and indulge in some retail therapy.

For an insight into Abingdon’s shopping visit: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/shopping


Local Markets

Abingdon on Thames is a thriving market town which boasts many vibrant markets. As well as the regular markets listed below, Abingdon play’s host to a number of exciting continental markets.

See the local market here: www.visitabingdon.co.uk/local-markets (please link to: http://www.visitabingdon.co.uk/index.php/markets-festivals)


Visit Abingdon wants 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.


To find out how to get to Abingdon-on-Thames or see exactly why you should visit this historic market town explore the Visit Abingdon website: www.visitabingdon.co.uk or to have your Abingdon questions answered  or for recommendations email Julie of Visit Abingdon: Julie@visitabingdon.co.uk

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September 2017

Dragon Boat Festival at Visit Abingdon

September 3
Visit Abingdon, The Greenhouse, Stratton Way
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3QP United Kingdom
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The Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper, is a charity fund-raising event held beside the Thames. It is an exciting, family fun day for both competitors and spectators. As well as the boat racing there are craft stalls, a funfair, children's entertainment, BBQ, tea tent, real ale tent and live music.

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Abingdon Heritage Day at Visit Abingdon

September 9 - September 10
Visit Abingdon, The Greenhouse, Stratton Way
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3QP United Kingdom
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Abingdon-on-Thames has a large number of historic buildings. Heritage Open Days are an opportunity to visit some of them-including ones that are not normally open to the public. There will also be talks, walks and exhibitions.

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