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.

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:

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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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 Christmas Fayre

For the past few years in November, the Maldon High Street has been closed to traffic for the Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre and this year the event is happening again with a theme of the swinging sixties. Watch this website for the latest information.

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

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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 Hill 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
Radio Caroline - A Talk by Ray Clark of BBC Essex Radio
Tuesday 12th November 2019 7.30pm
Cold Norton Village Hall, Cherry Blossom Road, Cold Norton   CM3 6JQ
Come and hear Ray Clark talking about his days on Radio Caroline. The talk will include details of Ray's time aboard Radio Caroline, both past and present. A slide show will accompany the talk, and there will be opportunity to ask any questions. Light refreshments will be available. All funds from the event will be for the improvements to the Playing Field area at Cold Norton Village Hall. Entrance - £5.
Cost: £5
More details: Karen - 01621 829522 or Sue - 01621 828673
Emma Besselaar plus friend - piano & cello
Thursday 14th November 2019 13:00
Maldon United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4PZ
One of Churches Together in Maldon's Monthly Lunchtime Concerts. Coffee and Tea are served from 12.15 Onwards, please feel free to bring your lunch and come and go as you wish. Emma will play a varied programme for cello on her first time at Maldon URC.
Cost: Free entry
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The Angry Boater
Saturday 16th November 2019 7.30pm
Maldon Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon   CM9 5HN
The Angry Boater Comedy Show Top British comedian Joel Sanders had quite a nice life before he discovered boating. He performed in Vegas and appeared with legends Robin Williams and Chris Rock, but gave it all up to pursue his childhood dream of living on a boat. And now he is THE ANGRY BOATER. Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, he’s bringing his show to the Maldon Little Ship Club on Saturday November 16th to share the trauma of everything boating has done to him. He’s angry, hilarious, and gives voice to the universal communal grief of all fellow sufferers of “the boating condition.” Tickets available only in advance from Show 7.30-9.30pm with interval; bar open from 6pm.
Cost: £12
More details: 07956 501873
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Places to stay in Maldon

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New Visitor Information Centre in the Maldon Town Hall

Maldon’s new Visitor Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Town Hall on Market Hill. Open Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm Discover Maldon Ambassadors will assist residents and visitors in finding out about local events and venues, travel information and tide times.

A new ticket purchasing facility for local events and performances will be provided in the Town Council Offices on the first floor of the Town Hall during the same times.