Abingdon, VA

Abingdon, Virginia

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Abingdon is a town rich in tradition and beauty. The oldest town west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Abingdon has served as the Washington County seat since 1778. Lovingly restored old homes framed in a setting of mountain laurel and rhododendrons accent the vibrant rolling hills. In Abingdon, music, art, drama and unique shopping opportunities abound. The old city is a tapestry of performing artists and festivals. Visitors to Abingdon can browse the craft shops, galleries and specialty stores, and “shop the world” at Dixie Pottery. They can stroll down shaded, brick sidewalks or take a saunter along the scenic Virginia Creeper Trail, and they can sample the culinary arts at one of a dozen or so fine restaurants. Whether you’re visiting overnight or for a vacation, Abingdon offers a world rich in hospitality, history and charm; a chance to spend a little time in a healthy atmosphere of outdoor tranquility. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.
The Virginia Handbook

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The Virginia Handbook

by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)

Abingdon is a town rich in tradition and beauty. The oldest town west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Abingdon has served as the Washington County seat since 1778. Lovingly restored old homes framed in a setting of mountain laurel and rhododendrons accent the vibrant rolling hills. In Abingdon, music, art, drama and unique shopping opportunities abound. The old city is a tapestry of performing artists and festivals. Visitors to Abingdon can browse the craft shops, galleries and specialty stores, and “shop the world” at Dixie Pottery. They can stroll down shaded, brick sidewalks or take a saunter along the scenic Virginia Creeper Trail, and they can sample the culinary arts at one of a dozen or so fine restaurants.

Whether you’re visiting overnight or for a vacation, Abingdon offers a world rich in hospitality, history and charm; a chance to spend a little time in a healthy atmosphere of outdoor tranquility. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.

©  Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr./Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Abingdon
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for all sights, accommodations, and dining are provided in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Abingdon, VA

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