Abingdon Travel Guide

Abingdon Town in England Abingdon-on-Thames AB-ing-dən-, known just as Abingdon between 1974 and 2012, is an historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England. Historically the county town of Berkshire, since 1974 Abingdon has been administered by the Vale of White Horse district within Oxfordshire. The area was occupied from the early to middle Iron Age and the remains of a late Iron Age and Roman defensive enclosure lies below the town centre. Abingdon Abbey was founded around AD 676, giving its name to the emerging town. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Abingdon was an agricultural centre with an extensive trade in wool, alongside weaving and the manufacture of clothing. Charters for the holding of markets and fairs were granted by various monarchs, from Edward I to George II. The town survived the dissolution of the abbey in 1538, and by the 18th and 19th centuries, with the building of Abingdon Lock in 1790, and Wilts & Berks Canal in 1810, was a key link between major industrial centres such as Bristol, London, Birmingham and the Black Country. In 1856 the Abingdon Railway opened, linking the town with the Great Western Railway at Radley .

Thames Path

River trail nearly 200 mi. long Running the river’s length, nearly-200-mi. trail passing through historic villages & countryside.

Abingdon Museum

1682 edifice with local history exhibits Former 17th-century courtroom showcasing educational exhibits on the region’s history.

Abingdon Abbey

Abbey Abingdon Abbey was a Benedictine monastery also known as St Mary’s Abbey located in Abingdon, historically in the county of Berkshire but now in Oxfordshire, England.

Millets Farm Centre

Harcourt Arboretum

Oxford University’s botanic garden Trees including ancient redwoods and Japanese maples, rhododendrons and bluebell woods in 130 acres.

Abbey Meadows


Pendon Museum

Scale models of old railways & villages 3 galleries of miniature scenes recreating villages, trains and landscapes of the 1920s and 1930s.

Abingdon Marina

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon

Church St Helen’s Church is a Church of England parish church in Abingdon on the bank of the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. The church is thought to occupy the site of the Anglo-Saxon Helenstowe Nunnery.

Abbey Gardens


Millets Falconry Centre

Abingdon Lock

Abingdon Lock is a lock on the River Thames in England, less than 1 mile east and upstream of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on the opposite bank of the river. It was originally built in 1790 by the

Abingdon County Hall Museum

Local history in 17th-century building A restored 17th-century Baroque building overlooking the market, with exhibitions on local history.

Thrupp Lake


Albert Park, Abingdon

History and park Abingdon Park is a park on Park Road in the northwest of the town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

Dorchester Abbey

Concert The Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul, more usually called Dorchester Abbey, is a Church of England parish church in Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, about 8 miles southeast of Oxford. It

Frilford Heath


Millets Farm

Milton Manor

Milton Manor is a manor house in the parish of Brading on the Isle of Wight, in England.

Bagley Wood

Bagley Wood is a wood in the parish of Kennington between Oxford and Abingdon in Oxfordshire, England. It is traversed from north to south by the A34 road, which was rerouted through the wood in 1972.

Millets Maze

Day’s Lock

4.5(61) River Day’s Lock is a lock on the River Thames near Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England on the Dorchester side of the river. The pound lock was built in 1789 by the Thames Navigation Commissioner