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Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The market town of Abingdon is situated on the west bank of the River Thames, six miles south of Oxford. Thought by many to be the oldest town in Britain, Abingdon is thriving and lively while still managing to retain much of it’s old charm.

Within easy reach of Newbury, Reading and Swindon, it also offers convenient access to the M4 providing fast routes to Birmingham, Bristol and London. The nearest railway stations are at Culham and Radley, offering direct routes to Oxford and London Paddington.

For lovers of the great outdoors, The Tanneries couldn’t be better positioned with some of Britain’s finest countryside virtually on your doorstep. Crisscrossed by rivers and streams with more than its fair share of outstanding architecture and charming country pubs, the Vale of White Horse is a haven of unspoilt villages and peaceful landscapes offering miles of trails, walks, bridle paths and a wealth of wildlife.

Five miles to the west of The Tanneries is Frilford Heath Golf Club, whilst 3 miles to the south is Drayton Park Golf Club, both offering exceptional quality courses.

Sport and fitness are well catered for with the nearby White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre (3 miles), Tilsley Park (3 miles), Southern Town Park (1 mile) and Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool (2.5 miles) providing a great range of facilities including tennis and squash, 5-a-side football, track and field, swimming, gym, sports hall, workout studios and café-bar.

For those that enjoy time on the water, Abingdon Marina enables easy access northwards to Oxford and the beautiful riverside landscapes of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire, or south towards picturesque villages and towns such as Wallingford, Sonning, Marlow and Henley.

There is also a local area location map on the back of the brochure.