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 Missy Moo

"Balloons and partyware for any occasion."

9 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 840666

Click here for more details of Missy Moo 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.

 
Make a date in your diary for the Maldon Mud Race
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
TransportFest
Sunday 21st April 2019 10am-4pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Easter Show with Classic Cars, Buses, Military Vehicles & all types of transport. Stalls, music and entertainment. Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies) 'Astaria' model village OPEN 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Cost: Adult £7.00, Concessions £6, Children (5-15) £3.00, Children under 5 FREE
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
Bank Holiday Market in Promenade Park
Monday 22nd April 2019
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
General market with a massive selection of goods from clothes, housewares, food, giftware, toys, bedding, tools, garden ornaments, shoes and much more! Weather and ground conditions permitting
Painting demonstration in Gouache by artist Kit Leese
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 10.30am to 1pm
Kings Hall, Chapel Road, Burnham-on-Crouch   CM0 8AA
Burnham Art Club welcome talented painter Kit Leese for a Gouache painting demonstration. All are welcome. Doors open at 10 am, ample car parking. Pay on the door but booking essential. Refreshments included in price.
Cost: £8
More details: Sue Spiers 01621 776570 or email sjrspiers@gmail.com
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

LE BOUCHON HOTEL AND BRASSERIE
Hotel
The Square, Holloway Road, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4LT
Telephone 01621 856511

Owners comments:

Le Bouchon is a grade II listed, 300 year old Georgian building. The hotel interior and 14 individually styled bedrooms elegantly combine some of the original period features with furnishings and classically styled decoration. Our restaurant offers a blend of both French and English Cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.

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:

LE BOUCHON HOTEL AND BRASSERIE
Hotel
The Square, Holloway Road, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4LT
Telephone 01621 856511

Owners comments:

Le Bouchon is a grade II listed, 300 year old Georgian building. The hotel interior and 14 individually styled bedrooms elegantly combine some of the original period features with furnishings and classically styled decoration. Our restaurant offers a blend of both French and English Cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 
Maldon Mud Race 2019

Fancy taking part in this year's Mud Race on Sunday May 12?

The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event in which hundreds of competitors raise money for charity by racing to be the first to complete a 400 metre dash over over the bed of the River Blackwater.

Click here for details of how to enter