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  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 14 High Street
  • Abingdon
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX14 5AX, UK
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Lisa Cox

Sales Manager, Abingdon Branch

Benjamin Stevens MARLA

Lettings Manager, Abingdon Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 14 High Street
  • Abingdon
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX14 5AX, UK
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Abingdon is a sought-after market town, close to the River Thames and five miles south of Oxford. Despite its proximity to the city, the area boasts wide open spaces and heaps of rural character. A weekly market and monthly farmers’ market adds to the appeal, as do the local amenities and family-friendly attractions.

All the modern luxuries can be found on the high street, including countless independent retailers and a nearby Waitrose supermarket. For added convenience, Oxford city centre and its major transportation links are only a short distance away. As such, the young professional can enjoy a quick commute to London, or work closer to home at the Abingdon business estate.

County Hall Museum in Abingdon
The County Hall Museum

Families are just as impressed with the area, not to mention the first-rate schools and leisure facilities. An outdoor swimming pool at Abbey Meadow is a summer time favourite and the town is home to a selection of sports clubs, from tennis to rugby and football.

Otherwise, it’s the more laidback pursuits that make the area so appealing for both young and old. Whether it’s admiring the historic sights at the cobbled market square or taking a leisurely stroll along the River Thames, Abingdon promises a slower-paced and more relaxed lifestyle.

 

Transportation in Abingdon

Abingdon may not have a rail service, but residents still enjoy a speedy commute thanks to the nearby stations at Culham and Radley. Didcot Parkway is another popular choice, with frequent services departing to London Paddington and taking only 46 minutes. Alternatively, services at Oxford station cover all the major hubs across the UK. Aside from the half-hourly service to London, trains run to Manchester and Newcastle via Birmingham New Street.

Those travelling by car have the convenience of the nearby A34, which sits adjacent to Abingdon. Connecting to the M4 in the south and the M40 in the north, it gives quick access to Oxford, London and other cities in the UK. Heathrow Airport is only 53 minutes away by car.

River Thames running through Abingdon
The River Thames running through Abingdon

Primary and secondary schools in Abingdon

The schools of Abingdon are considered among the best in Oxfordshire. At primary level, parents have a choice of four local schools, as well as renowned private establishments. St Nicholas C of E, Thomas Reade Primary and Rush Common Primary are the most sought-after.

Options for secondary education are just as impressive thanks to the local state senior schools John Mason, Larkmead and Fitzharrys. All offer sixth form facilities.

Alternatively, private schools include Abingdon for boys, the co-educational Our Lady’s Abingdon, and St Helen & St Katharine for girls. The prestigious Radley College – a boys’ school dating back to 1847 – is also situated within the catchment area. Famed for its impressive grounds, the school is even home to its own golf course.

 

History of Abingdon

Large settlements were thought to have occupied Abingdon as far back as the Iron Age, and tools have even been uncovered from the Neolithic era. During medieval times, much of the town’s activity was centred on Abingdon Abbey. Although the original structure no longer remains, visitors can still explore this impressive building and its grounds. It was made famous by William the Conqueror, who celebrated an Easter at the Abbey.

Prince Albert Monument in Albert Park, Abingdon
Prince Albert Monument in Albert Park

Although it later fell into disrepair, Abingdon remained a prosperous area thanks to a thriving wool and clothing trade. These goods were showcased alongside fresh produce and handmade specialties at the weekly market – a staple since 1556.

Other local traditions include the famed Bun Throwing at the County Hall Museum. Taking place for the last 400 years, this celebration is usually held on coronations or royal marriages. Council dignitaries stand from the roof of the museum and throw buns to the crowded market square below.

With a proud heritage, Abingdon has managed to blend its historic character with modern convenience. It remains a vibrant market town, but attracts young professionals thanks to the newly formed business and science parks.

 

Things to do in Abingdon

Abingdon continues to attract a diverse population, which is unsurprising given the wealth of local attractions. From family-friendly entertainment to historic sights and scenic outdoor spaces, here are some of the most popular places of interest:

  • Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool
  • Tilsley Park Athletic Centre
  • Abbey Meadows
  • The Abingdon Treasure Trail
  • White Cottage Beauty
  • White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre
  • Unicorn Theatre
  • Feel Good Fitness
  • Little Wittenham Nature Reserve
  • Bothy Vineyard
  • Radley Lakes
  • Snakes and Ladders
Shops in Abingdon town centre
Abingdon town centre

How to get to Abingdon

  • By road: Abingdon can be reached via Junction 9 of the M40, before continuing onto the A34. After passing alongside Oxford, Abingdon should be signposted. Alternatively, those travelling on the M4 should exit at Junction 13 and follow the A34 for a short distance, before exiting at the A415 towards Abingdon/Witney.
  • By rail: The closest train stations are Culham and Radley, closely followed by Didcot Parkway. These service all the surrounding towns, as well as London and cities to the north.

Abingdon Estate Agents 

Chancellors estate agents in Abingdon provide property support and advice across Abingdon and its surrounding villages. Established back in 1970, we are a traditional, local estate agents with your best interests at heart. Our experienced, skilled and friendly team are at hand to provide expert support for buyers, renters, sellers and landlords in the area.  

Our estate agents offer: 

  • An extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties 
  • Land and new homes 
  • Free, no-obligation market appraisals
  • Property management support 
  • Expert investment and market advice 

With intimate local knowledge and a deep understanding of the Abingdon housing market, our estate and lettings agents are perfectly placed to assist you with your property search. Our dedication to providing an exceptional and personal level of service is what distinguishes us, and what made Chancellors one of the most respected and trusted estate and lettings agents in Abingdon and throughout Oxfordshire. 

You can meet us in branch from Monday to Saturday to discuss your property needs or call us from 8:00am to 8:30pm Monday to Friday, or 10:00am to 3:00pm on a Saturday. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Areas Covered Around Abingdon 

Chancellors operate throughout Abingdon and its surrounding areas, including: 

  • Drayton 
  • Long Wittenham 
  • Steventon 
  • Charney Bassett 
  • Milton 
  • Wootton 
  • Frilford 
  • Dry Sandford 
  • Sutton Courtenay 
  • Clifton Hampden 
  • Burcot 
  • Nuneham Courtenay 
  • Radley 
  • Southmoor 
  • Kingston Bagpuize 
  • Longworth 
  • East Hanney 
  • Garford 
  • Marcham 
  • Sunningwell 
  • Appleford 
  • Hinton Waldrist 
  • West Hanney 
  • Fyfield 
  • Bayworth 
  • Marcham  
  • Shippon
  • Little Wittenham 
  • Cothill  
  • Kennington (Lettings Only) 

What is Abingdon Like? 

Abingdon is a popular location for young families with a host of excellent recreational facilities on offer. This market town in Oxfordshire is steeped in history, dating back to the Saxon times. In fact, Abingdon holds the claim to be ‘the oldest, continuously inhabited town in England’.  

This bustling town boasts impressive architecture, a good selection of independent stores and shopping options, as well as historical treasures in keeping with its long history. Ancient streets, riverside walks and pretty gardens only adds to the town’s appeal.  

Abingdon is in a picturesque setting surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, providing ample walking opportunities. The town contains the historic Thames Path, which is perfect for walks in the sunshine. Also, locals can watch pleasure boats pass through Abingdon Lock on their riverside walks, which is the oldest surviving lock chamber in the UK.  

Abingdon is just nine miles south of the historic city of Oxford, with a car journey taking less than 20 minutes. Also, Abingdon residents can travel to Reading and Newbury in less than an hour, by car or public transport. London isn’t too far away either for residents of Abingdon, with the quickest journey to London Paddington taking around 1 hour and 15 minutes via bus and train. 

Schools in Abingdon 

Abingdon is home to some excellent schools across all ages, including Abingdon Boys School, which was founded back in 1100. St Helen and St Katherine is a very well-regarded school for girls, and Thomas Reade Primary School is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. 

Many of the schools and colleges in the area are rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted including: 

Transport in Abingdon 

Abingdon does not have a rail service anymore. The nearest major stations to Abingdon are Oxford and Didcot Parkway, which both provide journeys to destinations throughout the UK.   

Abingdon is well-served by its bus services, which run late into the night. Buses run frequently to Oxford, taking just 20 minutes.  

The A415 runs through Abingdon adjacent to the A34 truck road, which provides easy access to the M4 and M40 motorways. The A415, B4017 and A4183 also link the town. 

Attractions in Abingdon 

Abingdon’s biggest attraction is the old Benedictine Abingdon Abbey, which was supposedly founded in 675 by Cissa, viceroy of Centwine, or possibly his nephew, in honour of the Virgin Mary. The Abbey of Abingdon is a place with a fascinating history which locals and visitors alike enjoy researching. The beautiful Abingdon Abbey Buildings have evolved into a vital community asset for the town.     

Other attractions in Abingdon include St Nicholas Church, St Helen’s Church and Long Alley Almhouse. 

The Abingdon Museum is a Grade II listed building where the history of the town and its surrounding locality can be discovered.  

Abingdon is known for the rather peculiar and unique ‘Bun-Throwing’, a tradition which goes back over 400 years. Local dignitaries throw buns from the roof of the Abingdon Museum in the market square as a way of celebrating major royal events such as royal marriages, coronations and jubilees.  

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair is the longest street fair in Europe, which runs from the Market Place through to the High Street.  

Shops and Restaurants 

Abingdon is home to a number of independent shops and retailers which are mostly on the streets clustered around the medieval town square. Coffee shops, delis, book shops, gift and craft shops and jewellers can all be found here. The most well-known and loved independent shops include the gift shop Willows Shake Shop, Added Ingredients deli, R&R coffee shop, Masons knit shop, Mostly Books and Bookstore Ltd. 

Bury Street Shopping Centre has a number of common chains including Boots, Holland and Barrett, Greggs, Clarks and New Look. There is also the Fairacres Retail Park located just outside of the main town, which is thought to be the oldest retail park in the UK.  

Abingdon is also famous for its popular Monday Charter Market, which takes place on the cobbled Market Place square. This busy market has been running since 1556, making it one of England’s oldest. The Market Place hosts a number of markets, including a farmer’s market on the third Friday of the month.  

Abingdon has a good selection of restaurants too including Italian, Mexican, Thai, Indian and British gastropub options. Dorindo’s, Limoncello Restaurant, ASK Italian and The Spread Eagle are some of the most popular restaurants in the area. 

Abingdon’s Loose Canon Brewing Company is worth a special mention too. This brewery serves a fine selection of craft beers and also hosts regular live music nights. 

Leisure Facilities 

Outdoor enthusiasts can head out of Abingdon and into the glorious countryside surrounding the town for terrific hiking and biking opportunities. There are also many lovely riverside walks to enjoy in and around the town itself, and Abbey Gardens and Meadow and Albert Park, which has an outdoor swimming pool, also provides lots of enjoyment in the outdoors. 

The White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre is a state-of-the-art leisure centre with a gym, fitness centre studio, sports hall, two squash courts, eight badminton courts, six indoor tennis courts and four artificial grass courts, as well as an 8-lane swimming pool, sauna and steam room. There is also a sports centre located within the grounds of Abingdon School which has a strength and conditioning gym, sports hall, squash courts, climbing wall and 8-lane heated Gala swimming pool. 

Are You Looking for an Estate Agents in Abingdon? 

If you are thinking about moving to Abingdon, our experienced estate and lettings agents are here to offer you expert property advice. Chancellors have been operating in Abingdon and the surrounding areas for well over 40 years and we understand the nature of the property market in this part of the world. Our local experience and unrivalled expertise could be just what you need to make your move to Abingdon a reality. 

Chancellors support buyers, sellers, renters and landlords alike in the area, so whatever your needs might be, we are confident in saying that we can meet them.  

From purpose-built flats and apartments to spacious detached family homes, we have a wide range of properties available which are waiting to be discovered. If you are on the other side of the negotiation as a seller, we can offer our expertise to help secure the sale of your property. Our property management services are ideal for landlords who are looking for a reputable estate agent to manage their property.  

To find out more about all the services we offer to the people of Abingdon, or if you have any other questions about living in Abingdon, please do not hesitate to contact us today on: 

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