The Abingdon Association

A visitor looking at Chastleton House, Oxfordshire

The Abingdon & District Association draws its membership from the area between Oxford and the Berkshire Downs. Our programme aims to add value and fun to supporting the National Trust.

A programme of summer coach trips and holidays allow members to enjoy some of the National Trust places further away with most visits taking place in the summer months. But we also visit historic towns such as Bath and Brighton out of season.

Our talks programme, which takes place through the winter, enables us to keep in touch with one another and entertains us while the National Trust’s places are closed.

The success of our programmes enables us to fund and support a number of National Trust places and wider appeals. Amongst them are, Priory CottagesGreat Coxwell Barn, Greys Court, Basildon Park and Chastleton House.

What's On

Talks for 2017: These take place in Trinity Church Hall, Conduit Road, Abingdon OX14  at 2.30pm, with refreshments available from 2pm. The talks are free to members with a donation of £3 requested from non-members. The opportunity to join the Association is always available on the door, making the talks free and the possibility of joining the outings as well. For more information about these talks, please contact Ruth on 01235 524119 or email

Tuesday 21 February 2017 – Annual General Meeting and ‘Swan Upping’ by David Barber

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – ‘Brightwell Vineyard and Tasting’ by Carol Nielsen

Tuesday 26 September 2017 – ‘The Reluctant Exiles: Polish Resettlement Camps in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds 1946 -1970’ by Dr Hubert Zawadzki

Tuesday 24 October 2017 – 'The Impact of the Civil War on Wallingford' by Judy Dewey

Tuesday 21 November 2017 – Mark Thornton: Meet the Author – a look at what it takes to write and publish a book

Visits: Closing dates for visit applications are always two weeks prior to the visit date. For more details about visits, please contact Mrs Helen Bush on 01235 534561, email

Wednesday 22 March 2017 – visit to Compton Verney

Thursday 6 April 2017 - Chedworth Roman Villa/Buford

Thursday 11 May 2017 - Holdenbury House

Wednesday 14 June 2017 – day visit to Bristol

Tuesday 18 July 2017 - Rockingham

Thursday 10 August 2017 - Royal Windsor/Boat Trip


Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 April 2017 - Spring holiday to Liverpool. Cost £340. Please contact Barry Stayte on 01235 521372 for more details and to express your interest. 

Become a member

Download our membership form (PDF / 0.1MB) download

Priory Cottages, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Priory Cottages, Abingdon, Oxfordshire