This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.

It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago. Popular with visitors and residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park.

Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.

Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.

Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.


Maldon Events in the next 7 days
Friends Of The Moot Hall Present 'Songs from The Art'
Friday 24th October 2014 7.15pm
Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon   CM9 4QE
MacTheatre's Barrie Jaimeson performs brand new musical ditties inspired by well known paintings. Bar service and raffle.
Cost: Members £3 Non members £5
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
Sunday 26th October 2014 10am - 4.30pm
MUSEUM OF POWER, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon   CM9 6QA
Plenty of stalls selling a wide range of antiques and collectables, set within the unique atmosphere of the steam museum. Tearoom open and Miniature steam train rides (fare £1,00)
Cost: Adult £2.50 Senior £2.00 children free. Doors open at 10am. (Trade 9am £3.00)
More details: 01621 843183
Wednesday 29th October 2014 10am until 1pm
Combined Military Services Museum, Station Road, Maldon   CM9 4LQ
Valuation Day with Reeman Dansie Auctions. Coins, Weapons & Militaria as well as other Antiques & Collectables. Our auctioneers will be on hand to offer FREE valuations and specialist advise on single items or whole collections. Appointments not necessary, just turn up on the day.
Cost: Free of charge
More details: Lewis Rabett - 01206 754754
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Maldon Carnival 2014
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