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 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

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
Wassail
Sunday 22nd January 2017 11am - 4pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon   CM9 6QA
Lots to enjoy at this event, with beer, mulled cider, food stalls (veggie too), folk music, a blessing of fruit trees and more beer. Morris dancers to tap your feet to lots more beer and a good cheer!! And more besides. We will have new apple trees to plant in the grounds of the museum which will be part of the blessing. There will be people about to give you a historical low down of the Wassail, so ask what it's all about. If you haven't been to a Wassail before, then why not come down and
Cost: FREE
More details: 01621 843183
Mr Mozart's Birthday Party
Sunday 22nd January 2017 2- 4 p.m.
Plantation Hall, Colchester Rd, Heybridge, Maldon  
Aged 7-11? Celebrate Mr Mozart's birthday with games, craft activities, a quiz, a concert and loads of music.
Cost: £12
More details: Sue 07511-793898 for an invitation.
Dempsey Broughton at The Sunny Sailor
Sunday 22nd January 2017 19:30
Sunny Sailor, 1 Fullbridge, Maldon   CM9 4LE
Mac Theatre proudly presents Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton who will be performing their brand new album 'Off By Heart'.
More details: Maldon Tourist Informaton Centre Tel: 01621 856503
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