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 Chic Petit

""Chic Petit is a unique baby boutique located in Bright's Path, Maldon's premier shopping destination. We stock Spanish, French & Portuguese clothing & shoes, traditional wooden toys, rocking horses, baby shower gifts and partywear, nursery furniture and bedding.""

63k High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP call 01621 928075

Click here for more details of Chic Petit in Maldon

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 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.

 
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 23rd December 2018 18:00
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
This famous and well-loved service started life at Truro Cathedral in 1870. Subsequently, it became famous when it was presented at Kings College, Cambridge, from 1918. It went on to become a world-wide phenomenon when the BBC started broadcasting it in 1924. Come and hear the Christmas story told, interspersed with your favourite hymns and carols, and illustrated by beautiful music sung by the celebrated choir.
More details: www.stmarysmaldon.org.uk
New Year's Eve Barn Dance with Metric Foot
Monday 31st December 2018 20:30
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
Salt Water & Beer Shanty Singers present their annual Ceilidh/Barn Dance with Metric Foot. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Dancing 8.30pm - 12.15am.
Cost: £15, no concessions or refunds
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856506
New Year Crank Up & Wassail Folk Celebration
Tuesday 1st January 2019 10am-4pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex,   CM9 6QA
Come and join us at the Museum and 'Crank Up the New Year'. See our Power Machines and 1920's Belt Driven Workshop in Action. See 'Marshall' the Largest Steam Engine in Essex at Work. Also enjoy our Wassail Traditional folk celebration in the Museum's grounds with Morris Dancing, Food & Drink, Folk Songs & Tunes plus blessing of our Fruit Orchard. Come and see the only Model Village in Essex. Browse our Book Fair. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN Adult £6.50, Concessions £5.50, Children (5-15) £2.50, Children under 5: FREE 'Astaria' model village OPEN Miniature Railway CLOSED 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Cost: Adult £6.50, Concessions £5.50, Children (5-15) £2.50, Children under 5: FREE
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
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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
 
 
Where to eas in Maldon

Plenty of places to eat in Maldon. Click here for details