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:

THE MILL HOUSE HOTEL
Hotel
Maldon Road, Langford, Maldon, CM9 4SS
Telephone 01621 841518

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The Millhouse Hotel is a friendly run hotel offering comfortable accommodation. The hotel is a grade 2 listed building situated in a pretty location on the outskirts of Maldon. With its own 200ft river frontage, the grounds of the hotel are peaceful and picturesque. The river offers excellent fresh water fishing.

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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 Dante's

"Fine dining fresh fish and seafood restaurant. We use local produce to create a new menu every month. "

38 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 851214

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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
Astaria Model Village Candlelit Illuminations (Free Entry)
Friday 25th October 2019 6pm-8pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Fridays 4th, 11th & 25th October 2019 Magical evenings in our Model Village for children and adults alike with over 400 candlelit lanterns with Fairies and Elves. FREE ENTRY to Model Village and Museum. Tea Room OPEN for Food & Refreshments Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running
Cost: Free Entry to Museum and Model Village - Donations gratefully accepted
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
While & Matthews at Maldon Town Hall
Saturday 26th October 2019 20:00
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
With 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership and gathering nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, British artists and singer-songwriters Chris While & Julie Matthews are celebrating this year with a brand new album. At the very top of their field, this truly unique and vibrant partnership must be experienced live. Tickets Maldon Town Hall 01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
Cost: £15
More details: www.mactheatre.org.uk/
Farm Open Day
Saturday 26th October 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

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Heritage Open Days 2019

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THIS YEAR'S FIREWORK SPECTACULAR IN PROMENADE PARK ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2

 

 

Maldon Town Council has opened 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.