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Kingfisher Barn - Local Area Guide

logo abingdonOxfordshire Attractions - Abingdon-on-Thames is a charming and picturesque town with something for everyone. Originally the county town of Berkshire, it became part of Oxfordshire in 1974. There are records of the town itself being the oldest continuously inhabited town in Britain. The Abbey buildings date back to at least the 7th Century and are now home to the Unicorn Theatre.

In part, it is the history surrounding Abingdon that adds to its appeal as an excellent base for a day out, a short break or holiday. Many of its buildings have remained unchanged for hundreds of years, and the Monday market has existed since 1556. There is also a farmers market which sells local produce every third Monday of the month. Two of the main roads into Abingdon cross the River Thames and the River Ock, over bridges that are themselves listed as ancient monuments. The bridge over the Thames is over 550 years old. In more recent years Abingdon has also become famous for being the birthplace of MG Cars.

Being situated on The River Thames has always been important to the town and today is a focal point for a selection of recreational activities. Attractive riverside gardens and friendly pubs and restaurants cater for many visitors, while anglers fill the river banks and pleasure cruisers pass unhurriedly through the picturesque lock.

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In addition to its history, many other excellent attractions bring people to Abingdon every year. Not the least of which is the town's central shopping area which is well serviced, compact and easily accessed by foot making it a pleasure to find just what you are looking for.

Abingdon is also centrally located, and for that reason a convenient base for day trips and visiting. Ever popular and exciting, Oxford is just 6 miles away. Further on, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and attractions such as Blenheim Palace and the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds are within easy driving distance.

So whatever your age or interest, Abingdon will stimulate the senses. It offers a quaint, historic but fully featured town and is well worth taking the time to explore.


Kingfisher Barn offers beautiful accommodation for your next trip to this stunning corner of the world. 

Choose from Bed & Breakfast in chalet style rooms or self catering cottages and lodges. We are proud of our establishment and look forward to seeing you very soon.

Wheelchair users welcome and we are pet friendly too!

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The accommodation at Kingfisher Barn has been created from converting old farm buildings dating back as far as the 17th Century. Made of red brick and tile for the smaller cottages and stone and handmade tiles for the large lodges, these converted barns ooze charm and history.

Explore the historical town of Abingdon, and take in the breathtaking sights of Oxford.

Kingfisher Barn Ltd | Kingfisher Barn, Rye Farm, Abingdon, Oxford, OX14 3NN

Registered Office Address - Barnbrook Sinclair, 30 Saint John’s Rd, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SA

Local Area

Historical Abingdon became the county town of Berkshire sometime after receiving its Royal Charter in 1556. It is a market town and civil parish in England.

This breathtaking town located just six miles south-west of Oxford was formally a county town of Berkshire but had a slight name change in 2012 to become Abingdon-on-Thames.

Abingdon town centre refurbished in 2007 as part of the council's redevelopment plan took on a great new look. All work was in keeping with the surrounding area. 

Come and discover this delightful town for yourself, explore and learn its history, there's so much to see and do!

In 1084, William the Conqueror celebrated and enjoyed Easter at the Abbey. He then left his son, the future Henry I, to be educated there.

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With years of experience and a passion for dogs, we understand your pet is a special member of the family, and you'll want him/her to enjoy the holiday just as much as you!

Our 'Pet-Friendly' policy means you can relax and spend some great time together. From stunning country walks to ambling along the banks of the River Thames, let your 'pooch' enjoy the serenity of our beautiful Abingdon.

Cats are welcome too!

"Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car, he sticks his head out the window.” — Steve Bluestone

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Swimming Pool

Kingfisher Barn offers the ideal solution to the sometimes fickle British weather. Our fabulous indoor heated swimming pool is perfect for the chilly days or maybe just a few laps before breakfast!

The pool area is light and airy, with a touch of elegance and grandeur

Ideal for all the family anytime, perhaps a dip at the end of a great day of exploring Abingdon might suit you to a tee!

A relaxing swim can feel so rewarding, soak away the stress of everyday work or simply a busy lifestyle.

Our pool is private, large and sure to please every water enthusiast.

Life is cool by the pool!

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Kingfisher Barn
Rye Farm, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3NN
Tel: 01235 537538

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