Visit Maldon - on the Blackwater estuary in Essex
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When you visit Maldon you will find this ancient Essex town, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

THE MALDON DISTRICT offers a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy. The town of Maldon itself is especially famous for the Hythe Quay, home to many of the remaining Thames Barges. A variety of short trips are available on these ancient craft and details can be found by clicking here.

Promenade Park was originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago and is popular with visitors and residents alike. This park is the centre of summer fun in Maldon with playgrounds and various children's activity areas including the very popular Splash Park. You can even hire a beach hut for the day. It is also the location for the famous Maldon Mud Race and other annual and special events.

 
Promenade Park Maldon
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 in the Maldon District
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Boat Trips from Maldon
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
Details of where To Stay in the Maldon District
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
What's On in the Maldon District
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
 
 

Maldon's High Street has many unique shops and places to eat and drink including a selection of independent tea shops and micro pubs selling locally brewed beers.

Lots of shops in Maldon High Street
Why not visit Missy Moo

"Balloons and partyware for any occasion."

9 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 840666

Click here for more details of Missy Moo in Maldon

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 Maldon's 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.

Maldon's Market Hil is lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse and leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port and Maldon's wharves were kept busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of the old Maldon 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.

 
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens open days
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Summer Sensations
Saturday 20th July 2019 10am - 5pm
Hayletts Gallery, Oakwood House, 2 High Street, Maldon   CM9 5PJ
Paintings, etchings and linocuts which celebrate Summer with exuberant colours from days out at the beach, hazy fields, to boats and life on the water. Artists include: Sally Pudney, Heidi Jukes Niki bowers Melvyn Evans, Iona Howard, Barbara Peirson Kit Leese, Jane Lewis, Jo Rizzato and Christopher Corr.
Cost: Free
More details: Email - sally@haylettsgallery.com. Telephone - 01621 851669. Website - www.haylettsgallery.co
Classic Vehicle Show including Mini 60th Birthday Celebration
Sunday 21st July 2019 10am-4pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Classic Vehicle Show with all types of classic vehicles: Cars, Buses, Bikes and more. Stalls, rides, music & entertainment Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00 Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies) 'Astaria' model village OPEN 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Cost: Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
Farm Open Day
Saturday 27th July 2019 10.30am - 12.30pm
Lauriston Farm, Lauriston Farm Chase, Goldhanger   CM9 8AH
Come and find out what we do at our Farm Open Day. Learn about biodynamic farming, the work we do and how we plan to expand our amazing work. You'll also meet our animals and get a chance to feed the sheep. About us: We are a 210 acre biodynamic/organic community owned farm near Goldhanger. Our farm is home to rare breed cattle and sheep, along with bees and laying hens. We also grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. The farm is biodynamic and so managed in a holistic, ecological and ethical way. Where we are: We are nestled right by the stunning Blackwater Estuary, a mile down a farm track off the Maldon Road (B1026). Parking: Free in the farmyard (between the barns) Wheelchair friendly/drop off point by barn/disabled toilets Spaces are limited so booking in advance is essential by either phone or email.
Cost: Free
More details: socialfarming@lauristonfarm.co.uk or 01621 788348
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

WICKS MANOR FARM
Bed Breakfast
Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8JU
Telephone 01621 860629

Owners comments:

17th Century moated farmhouse with large garden on working farm. Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite facilities.British local produce cooked for breakfast. Two miles north of River Blackwater estuary and ideal for walking and bird watching. Beth Chatto and Hyde Hall gardens both 0.5 hour drive away. Easy access to Stansted and Harwich. Open all year.

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Tea Shops and Restaurants in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to eat in Maldon?

Perhaps you fancy sitting inside a cosy cafe enjoying tea and cake or an outside table on the water's edge eating fish and chips. You will find loads of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs in Maldon by clicking here.
 
 
Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? There is a wide choice of accomodation available in the Maldon District. Why not try:

WICKS MANOR FARM
Bed Breakfast
Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8JU
Telephone 01621 860629

Owners comments:

17th Century moated farmhouse with large garden on working farm. Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite facilities.British local produce cooked for breakfast. Two miles north of River Blackwater estuary and ideal for walking and bird watching. Beth Chatto and Hyde Hall gardens both 0.5 hour drive away. Easy access to Stansted and Harwich. Open all year.

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Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days is a National celebration of England's cultural and architectural heritage and includes free admission to buildings, or parts of buildings, which are otherwise not open to the public or that normally charge an entry fee. The Maldon District Open Days event is taking place during 13th to 22nd September 2019.

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