All Information on these pages has been compiled from information from third parties and which may be subject to change or cancellation. As we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies you are advised to confirm details with the various organisers before embarking on a long journey
 
 Boat Trips from Maldon
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.

Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago is 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. You can even hire a beach hut for the day.

 
Promenade Park
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Heybridge Basin
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Museums
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Boat Trips
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
Where To Stay
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
What's On
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
The Maldon Mud Race is on Sunday May 7 - click for details
 
Lots of shops in Maldon High Street
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open on selected dates in 2017 - click for details

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.

 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Friday 28th April 2017 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details
Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free
Club of Jazz at Wickham Bishops
Saturday 29th April 2017 19:30
Village Hall, Church Road, Wickham Bishops   CM8 3JZ
Beacon Hill Sports Association presents Jazz at the Wickham Bishops Village Hall. The guests are the Kevin Grenfell Jazz Giants.
Cost: Admission £12.50
More details: The Organiser Tel: 01621 891717
Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day
Saturday 29th April 2017 11am - 4pm
Blackwater Sailing Club, Basin Road, Heybridge   CM9 4SD
Open day. Club tours and taster sails available on the river and lake. Refreshments available. Come and see what is an offer at the eastern region's biggest and best sailing club. Fun for all the family.
Cost: Free
More details: www.blackwatersailingclub.org.uk
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Looking for somewhere to eat in Maldon
The Maldon Mud Race is on Sunday May 7 - click for details
 
BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Click here for details
 
SPLASH PARK OPENING DATES
Details of the opening dates and times for this year are now available. Click here for details
 
Carters Steam Fair