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National Rail | station code RAD

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The Thames Path is 1 mile from Radley station. From Radley station it is 4½ miles to Abingdon via the Thames Path. If you plan to return by walking from Abingdon make sure you leave on the north side of the Thames, do NOT cross at the weir near Abbey Meadows.

Abingdon by bus

Abingdon is a busy and historic market town on the River Thames, it is officially known as Abingdon-on-Thames. Although now in Oxfordshire, it was once the county town of Berkshire - hence the historic County Hall. Stones in Abbey Gardens trace the outline of the medieval abbey, the nearby ruins are a 19th century folly. |

Bus city35 from near Radley station to Abingdon High Street, 10 minutes journey, M-S every 20 minutes, Sun & BH every 30 minutes. Buses return from the same High Street stop. Operated by Oxford Bus.

Abingdon County Hall Museum EH by bus

The imposing 17th century Baroque County Hall was built when Abingdon was the county town of Berkshire. It houses a courtroom raised on arches above a market space and is now home to Abingdon Museum which covers the town's history. There are fine views from the rooftop terrace which is open in good weather during the summer (see website). Admission free, donations welcomed. Small charge for rooftop.
Open TWThFS & BH 1000-1600.
Bus see Abingdon above.

Radley map Abingdon map

Explorer Map 170 Abingdon & Wantage, also Radley

Thames Path in the Country Guidebook

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