Living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames

Abingdon-on-Thames is an historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire. It combines ancient streets with beautiful riverside walks, gourmet food and annual festivals including the famous 250-year-old bun-throwing tradition to celebrate royal occasions.


Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town based in Oxfordshire just 6 miles south of the city of Oxford and 5 miles north of Didcot, offering mainline train stations with smaller stations nearby in Culham and Radley with both being just over 2 miles away.


Roads from the town lead to the A34, M4 and M40 giving good road network to major towns and cities, which are also serviced by regular bus links.


There are a wide range of high street shopping facilities as well as a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket. Abingdon has two sport and leisure centres and the Milton & Harwell business parks are also just a short drive away.


There are a range of good local schools in Abingdon as well as the European School in nearby Culham.

Property types

Families are often attracted to the area due to the highly desirable local schools including Abingdon Boys, Radley College, Our Ladies and The Manor. This often leads to ‘out of area’ buyers looking for four and five bedroomed detached properties for sale within the catchment areas for these schools.

First time buyers looking for one and two bedroom properties for sale are often attracted to North and South Abingdon areas. This is within a commutable distance to Milton Park, Reading, Didcot Park and Oxford.

Davis Tate Abingdon also has an extensive lettings portfolio which reflects the large appetite from landlords and investors looking for buy-to-let opportunities in and around Abingdon.