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Pictures of Abingdon

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

Bridge St view from the Abingdon Bridge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
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About Abingdon

One of Britain's oldest towns, Abingdon in the county of Oxfordshire developed around the gates of an abbey founded in 675. At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by Henry VIII Abingdon Abbey was 6th richest abbey in the land. Picturesque County Hall dominates the Market Place. Noted almshouses flank 13th-century St.Helen's Church. Banks of the Thames lined with lovely old properties. Two fine bridges spanning the Thames and the River Ock now listed as ancient monuments.

There are delightful riverside walks with the river being a focal point for recreational activities such as boating and fishing. From the comfort of a pleasure cruiser visitors can enjoy splendid river-scapes, river wildlife and good views of the town.

In medieval times the town prospered from the wool trade but in recent times the fortunes of the town have been dependent on the car industry. Printing and brewing play a major part in the town's economy along with other hi-tech industries.

In the pleasant Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the town farms and agriculture continue to flourish.

Hotels, inns and restaurants are plentiful. This handsome town has much to interest and excite the visitor. It makes an ideal base from which to explore rural Oxfordshire.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Abingdon

The market town of Abingdon, in Oxfordshire, lays claim to the title 'Britain's oldest continuously occupied town'.

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(13.9 miles, 22.4 km, direction NW of Abingdon)

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Abingdon Museum (Old Berkshire County Hall), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

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The Brewery Tap in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

The Brewery Tap

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Situated in the heart of the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon, The Brewery Tap is an award-winning pub with 3 beautifully appointed guest rooms. It offers free parking, free WiFi and a free continental br...
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Abbey Guest House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England4 stars

Abbey Guest House

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NE)
Abbey Guest House is located in Abingdon, 8 km from Oxford and 33 km from Reading. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a flat-sc...
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Westover Cottage in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

Westover Cottage

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NW)
Situated in Abingdon in the Oxfordshire Region, this holiday home is 9 km from Oxford. The property boasts views of the garden and is 35 km from Reading. The kitchen has an oven, a toaster and a refr...
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Red Lion Accommodation in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

Red Lion Accommodation

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction SW)
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B&B Rafters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England5 stars

B&B Rafters

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction W)
B&B Rafters is located in historic Marcham, 10 minutes' drive from Oxford. This charming property offers boutique-style rooms and serves an award-winning breakfast. Rooms at B&B Rafters are individua...
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The Mill House B&B

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (3.6 miles, 5.7 km, direction NE)
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Abodes B&B in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England4 stars

Abodes B&B

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction NE)
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Nearby travel help

Culham Station(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction SE)
Radley Station(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction NE)
M40 Junction 8(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NE)
M40 Junction 8(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction NE)
London Heathrow Airport(38.6 miles, 62.1 km, direction E)
London Luton Airport(41.7 miles, 67.1 km, direction E)
Abingdon to London(51.3 miles, 82.5 km, direction E)