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Local Facilities

By SPP Reporter


Abingdon town contains a comprehensive shopping centre and caters for most general needs.

The town centre has 2 supermarkets and there is a street market held on the town square every Monday. There are several car parks within the town and a regular bus service from the families quarter area. In addition to the town shops there is a retail park 'Fairacres' on the edge of town, adjacent to the A34, this includes the usual DIY, Gardening, Furniture and Electrical Stores. There is a Tesco Superstore opposite the 'Fairacres' retail park, and a market is held on the Station car park, Didcot, every Sunday.

Didcot contains good shopping facilities in the town centre with a Tesco and Sainbury's supermarket and other large retail outlets at the far end of town. The High Street also has one of the only fancy dress shops in the area! The main Post Office is situated at the back of WH Smith in The Broadway.

Costcutter Families Shop

Costcutter is located on Cholswell Road Tel: 01235 520432

Opening times:
Mon-Fri 0700-2000 hrs
Sat-Sun 0900-2000 hrs


Abingdon Library, The Charter, Abingdon Tel: 01235 520374
Didcot Library, 197 Broadway, Didcot Tel: 01235 813103
Grove Library, Millbrook, Grove, Wantage Tel: 01235 763841
Wantage Library, Stirlings Road, Wantage Tel: 01235 762291
Central Library, 2 Westgate, Oxford Tel: 01865 815509

Local Bus Service

The Abingdon Quarters Estate is served by buses travelling to and from Abingdon Town Centre. Bus stops are located next to the Dalton Barracks Sports Pitches at Junction of Tyne Road and Long Tow, and on the Cholswell Road. Timetables are available from the HIVE.

The Oxford Bus Company 395 Cowley Road, Oxford Tel: 01865 785400.

Stagecoach, Horspath Road, Oxford Tel: 01865 772250.

Railway Stations

The main railway stations to Abingdon are Oxford and Didcot. National Rail Enquires 08457 484950.


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