Abingdon Abbey Buildings

Type:Historic Site

Checker Walk
Mattock Way
OX14 2PQ

Tel: 01235 525339

Abingdon Abbey Buildings



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - The curator is fluent in British Sign Language
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Lower floors only
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Very limited access to Unicorn Theatre and Lower Gallery. Easy access to gardens

Establishment Features

  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearby public parking (5 – 10 minute walk)
  • Parking (free) - Limited spaces. Please ask before arriving.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - From half an hour to two hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Contact the curator – curator@abingdonabbeybuildings.co.uk
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

A34 southbound: exit at Abingdon North and follow signs to the Town Centre. A34 northbound: exit at Abingdon South and follow signs to the Town Centre. Public parking Is available at the Abbey Meadow car park.   If you are coming from the south via the A415 it is best to park at Rye Farm car park before crossing Abingdon Bridge. Walk over the bridge and turn right into Thames Street. At the end of Thames Street turn left up the steps and through the covered pathway. The entrance to the Buildings is on the right.  

Public Transport Directions

There are frequent buses (X1 and X3) to Abingdon from Oxford (bus stop in St Aldate’s). Alight in Abingdon High Street, walk back past the Museum, cross Bridge Street, and walk through the Abbey Gateway directly in front of you. Bear right along Abbey Close, and take the second right down Checker Walk. The Buildings are at the end of this cul-de-sac.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

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