22 East St Helen Street, Abingdon OX14 5EB Tel: 01235 550979. Bed and Breakfast

About Abingdon in Oxfordshire

East St Helen Street is the oldest part of the town which has evidence of habitation since the Stone Age and contains fine examples of domestic architecture from the 15th century onwards. Many of these buildings were commercial until the turn of the 20th century.

Framed at its end is the imposing tower and spire of St Helen’s Church. Dating back to the 10th century it was enlarged during the next few centuries as Abingdon grew and prospered. It is now wider than it is long and has a 14th century painted wooden ceiling in the lady chapel. Flanking the churchyard are three delightful almshouses, one of them 15th century, still in occupation.

Within a stone’s throw are other interesting and ancient buildings: the gracious 17th century County Hall in the centre which now houses the Museum; the Old Goal built in 1811 by Napoleonic prisoners of war; the surviving domestic buildings of the Saxon Abbey demolished by Henry VIII; the Crown and Thistle, an old coaching inn dating from 1605, now a pub and restaurant.

At the end of the street the river is crossed by the 590 year old Abingdon Bridge from where you can take a boat to Oxford. Nos 22 and 30 East St Helen Street offer you high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in this central, historical and attractive part of Abingdon.

Bed and Breakfast in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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