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.

It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago. 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.


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The Splash Park will be open earlier this year, just in time for the Easter school holidays (weather permitting)

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The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open again on selected dates this year

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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.


Maldon Events in the next 7 days
Last Dinner on the Titanic
Saturday 18th April 2015 7.30pm - midnight
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh   CM3 6RN
Enjoy 8 courses of the last dinner that was served in the first class restaurant of Titanic dine to music of the time and delight in experiencing the pianolas in the mess hall which will be dressed for an evening of splendor Guests are asked to wear period costume
Cost: £80
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503 Aerodrome 07767 807156
The Floyd Effect - Pink Floyd Tribute
Saturday 25th April 2015 19.30
The Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon   CM9 6AB
Back by popular demand this top quality trip down memory lane! Enquiries & tickets: Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, High Street, Maldon. CM9 5AD. Tel: 01621 856503 email: or Paul Crawley 07884 251320
Cost: £15
Music Box Society of Great Britain presents a Family Day of Nostalgia and Music
Saturday 25th April 2015 10AM - 4PM
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh   CM3 6RN
Experience - A unique gathering of fascinating antique self-playing musical instruments of all types. On display and playing will be a large array of instruments and an exhibition about popular entertainment in the days before radio and TV, with the focus on mechanical music. See - an authentic Magic Lantern show telling stories of yesteryear. Hear - Live Music played on Stow Maries’ own ‘pianola’, plus barrel and street organs, organettes, cylinder and disc musical boxes, phonographs a
Cost: Standard aerodrome entry price only £8
More details: Stow Maries Aerodrome 07767 807156
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