Local area guide

Living in Abingdon

Thinking about moving to Abingdon? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Abingdon

Why Abingdon is a good place to live

Abingdon, nestled between Oxford and Didcot, offers an ideal mix of countryside tranquility and urban proximity. Rich in history, you'll find a delightful mesh of the past and present in its architectural landmarks, local traditions, and vibrant attractions. Getting around is never an issue as the town links readily to major roads like the A415 and A34, and the train station at Radley is merely two miles away. Abingdon's top-rated schools make it a great choice for families seeking good educational opportunities. Beyond this, Abingdon offers plenty to see and do, with tempting eateries, cosy pubs, and unique shops adding to its charm. All these factors combined contribute to why living in Abingdon is such a desirable choice.

What's Abingdon famous for?

Abingdon is famous for its historic market, a weekly fixture since 1556. The town is well-known for its intriguing mix of independent shops and historic attractions, including the iconic Abingdon Lock on the River Thames, which is the oldest surviving lock chamber in the UK. Adding to its charm is the town's unique tradition of bun throwing. Lastly, the town's relative peace and safety in comparison to larger urban centres like Oxford enhance Abingdon’s reputation further.

Things to do in Abingdon

In Abingdon, you can soak in the town's history with scenic riverside walks along the Thames or discover treasures hidden in its variety of independent shops. Foodies will enjoy dining at the town's highly regarded restaurants, while those looking to relax can sit back in one of the local pubs or cafes. For a uniquely Abingdon experience, you can participate in, or simply watch, the traditional bun throwing event. And if that's not enough, Abingdon's beautifully conserved historic town centre beckons with a wide range of architectural styles ready to be discovered and admired. Whether you enjoy the bustle of the marketplace or prefer the tranquility of the Thames, Abingdon is a town that always has something to offer.

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Transport in Abingdon

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Local connections

National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km
National Rail
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Didcot Parkway
National Rail
4.4 miles / 7.1 km
National Rail
5.7 miles / 9.2 km
National Rail
8.7 miles / 14.0 km

Schools in Abingdon

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Abingdon.

Education in Abingdon

Our Lady's Abingdon
Ages: 7 - 19 years old
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Abingdon School
Ages: 4 - 19 years old
St Nicolas Church of England Primary School, Abingdon
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Carswell Community Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Kingfisher School
Ages: 2 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Abingdon

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  • Crown & Thistle Hotel

    Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14

    The Crown and Thistle is a newly renovated, stylish restaurant, bar and rooms at the heart of Abingdon-on-Thames 01235 522556

  • Narrows

    Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14

  • Grapes

    Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14