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 Carlton Jewellers

"Retailers of fine jewellery.Family business established over 15 years in Maldon.Platinum, Gold, Silver.Diamonds and Gem stock.Giftware.Jewellery repairs and modifications.Watch batteries, straps and repairs.Cad design bespoke jewellery manufacture"

38 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 856267

Click here for more details of Carlton Jewellers in Maldon

Maldon is one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex and, 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.

 

Maldon Heritage Walks

The Maldon Heritage Group has produced a series of self guided walks that illustrate some of the hetitage of this fine town. Take one soon, the details are mobile friendly. Click for details
 
 
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Goldhanger Film Club: Fisherman's Friends
Wednesday 18th September 2019 Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male a capella folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in the noughties, after being discovered by the radio DJ Johnnie Walker, became an unexpected hit for their authentic sea shanties. A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate 'fish out of water' as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Cost: £6 - please book your seats in advance & pay on the door
More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
Bingo!
Saturday 21st September 2019 Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
A lovely family evening, lots of prizes for all ages and cash for a full house , raffle prizes too! Bring your own drinks & nibbles. Tea, coffee and delicious cakes will be served in the interval.
Cost: Entrance free - but bring some change for bingo books & raffle tickets
More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
Maldon Town Regatta
Saturday 21st September 2019
Hythe Quay, Promenade Park, Maldon   CM9 5HN
Challenges on the water, family fun ashore with the annual Maldon Town Regatta
More details: www.maldonregatta.co.uk
Click to see more events
 
 
Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

THE BELL
Bed Breakfast
2 Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE
Telephone 01621 843208

Owners comments:

The Bell Guesthouse, built in the 15th century, provides superb accommodation in the centre of the historic Essex town of Maldon. Please look at our Web Site to see more of our delightful house.

Click here for more places to stay
 
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:

THE BELL
Bed Breakfast
2 Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE
Telephone 01621 843208

Owners comments:

The Bell Guesthouse, built in the 15th century, provides superb accommodation in the centre of the historic Essex town of Maldon. Please look at our Web Site to see more of our delightful house.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 

Heritage Open Days 2019

EARLY BIRD TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR THIS YEAR'S FIREWORK SPECTACULAR IN PROMENADE PARK ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2

 

THE MALDON TIC WILL BE CLOSING ON SEPTEMBER 28 2019

Maldon District Council has decided to close the Tourist Information Centre in Wenlock Way, Maldon. Some of the services currently on offer at the TIC will be available from the Maldon Town Hall in Market Hill from Monday September 30.

"The Maldon Visitor Information Centre as it will be known, will be open Monday – Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm and will enable visitors to get local and tourist information, buy local event tickets and obtain local bus and train travel information. It will also act as a collection point for green and pink recycling sacks."

visitmaldon.co.uk is an independent website and has no connection with the Maldon District Council or the Maldon TIC.