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
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
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Maldon Festival 2016  - click for details
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open on selected dates in 2016 - 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.

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Flower Festival
Friday 24th June 2016 to Sunday 26th June 2016 10am-5pm daily
St Andrew's Church, Fambridge Road, Althorne   CM3 6BZ
A festival of flowers, with the theme: 'World of Music'. Marvel at the floral displays that reflect song titles, and enjoy light refreshments - all in a good cause, the Church Repair Fund. All ages welcome. Open daily, 10am-5pm.
Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 740481
Heybridge Basin Regatta
Saturday 25th June 2016 to Sunday 26th June 2016
Heybridge Basin, Maldon,   CM9 4RX
Water and landside activites at this community event in Heybridge Basin. Come along to enjoy all the sailing races on Saturday plus children's activities and lots more fun on Sunday
Cost: Free to spectators
More details: Jenny Sjollema Tel: 07903 347782
Festival Choral Evensong | Maldon Festival
Sunday 26th June 2016 18:00
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 6HP
St Mary's Choir perform a feast of English choral music in a format dating from 1549. The programme celebrates HM Queen's 90th birthday.
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503
Shakespeare in Song | Maldon Festival
Tuesday 28th June 2016 19:30
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
Colin Baldy, baritone, Christopher Weston piano. Versions of Shakespeare's songs by a variety of composers, plus settings by Schubert, Arne, Loewe and including selections for piano fromProkoviev's Romeo and Juliet.
Cost: Adults £12, concessions £10
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503 Email:
Sarah Gordon Memorial Concert | Maldon Festival
Wednesday 29th June 2016 19:30
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
Marta Kowalczyk, violin and Somi Kim, piano performing Beethoven: 'The Spring Sonata'. Wieniawski: Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's 'Faust'. Rachmaninov and Schumann. Sarah Gordon was a founder member of the Maldon Festival.
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503 Email:
Colomboloco | Maldon Festival
Thursday 30th June 2016 19:30
Taoist Tai Chi Centre, 17 -19 London Road, Maldon   CM9 6HD
Dynamic music from across Southern Europe with Tarantella, Classical Opera, Greek, Spanish and Turkish traditional music.
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503 Email:
Restless Theatre Company presents 'Othello' | Maldon Festival
Friday 1st July 2016 19:30
Upper Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon   CM9 6HD
Themes of jealousy, betrayal and revenge are central to this Shakespeare tragedy. There are sub-plots of racial prejudice and xenophobia.This interpretation adds sexual prejudice & homophobia: a very contemporary version of this great work
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503 Email:
Barn Dance and Bicycles
Saturday 2nd July 2016 7pm - 11pm
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4PZ
In November 2016 I’m cycling 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action and am hosting a fun raising Barn Dance with a licenced bar, hot dogs, nibbles and raffle. Entrance tickets can be bought by calling 07751 979683 or emailing If you can't come and would like raffle tickets, please visit -where £1 = 1 ticket. Thank you for your suppo
Cost: Adult (16+) £7.50, Child £5.00, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £20.00
More details: Text or call 07751 979683 or email
Lewisham Concert Band at Promenade Park | Maldon Festival
Saturday 2nd July 2016 14:00
Promenade Park Amphitheatre, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5HX
In the Amphitheatre. Formed in 1967, the Lewisham Concert Band has performed around the UK and Europe and has been a frequent guest on BBC2's 'Friday Night is Music Night'
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503
The Maldon Motor Show
Sunday 3rd July 2016
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5HX
Vintage, classic, sports, American cars, military & commercial vehicles, retro cars and motor bikes. Live entertainment, auto-jumble and craft fair.
More details: 01245 268157
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