A historic market town on the outer edges of Oxford that dates as far back as AD 676, Abingdon nestles on the banks of the River Thames. The picturesque town centre is alive with history including the glorious Abbey Gardens and Meadows and the weekly market protected by Royal Decree while the High Street is packed with traditional pubs, cafés and coffee shops as well as independent shops. Entertainment options include the stunning Unicorn Theatre that was built on the site of Medieval ruins and an annual air show that attracts thousands of spectators, while the diverse restaurant scene covers everything from Lebanese mezze to Thai street food via gastropubs, tea shops and fine-dining Indian restaurants. And our hotel in Abingdon is just a short walk from all the town-centre attractions.
Things to do in Abingdon
Fairacres Retail Park is the leading shopping centre in Abingdon, located on the western edge of the town a two-minute walk from our Abingdon hotel. With nearly a dozen stores including Argos, B&Q and Tesco, the large retail park also has over 400 free car park spaces as well as several cafés and fast-food outlets.
Alternatively, head north of Abingdon town centre to Peachcroft Shopping Centre, a compact network of shops as well as takeaways, a chemist, a post office a playground for kids.
Heathrow Airport is less than an hour from Abingdon by car, with the 50-mile journey taking around two hours via a bus service with a connection in Oxford. Alternatively, take the stress out of your travel by staying the night at one of our hotels near Heathrow. The largest and busiest airport in the UK, Heathrow has over 1,000 departures each day across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
The nearest railway connection to Abingdon is Radley Train Station located a short drive to the east of our Abingdon hotel. A two-platform station with a direct service to Oxford and Didcot Parkway, the small, unmanned station has several covered waiting areas, a car park, ticket machines and bike storage.