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.
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Explore the Blackwater Estuary and beyond with one of the many boat trips available
WHERE TO STAY
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
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 Promenaders present: 'In The News'
Friday 27th November 2015 to Saturday 28th November 2015
A humorous and musical look through the daily newspaper. All proceeds to local charities.
Cost: Stalls £8, balcony £10, matinee only concessions £7 stalls
More details: Enquiries and tickets: Maldon Tourist Information Centre 01621 856503
Made for You
Saturday 28th November 2015 10am - 3pm
The Bewick suite r/o The Swan Hotel,
FREE Admission, FREE refreshments!
Flyers can be found in Magpie of Maldon, Brights Path, High street, Maldon. Suzie's, High Street, Maldon, Maldon tourist information Centre and The Tyre Shop, Cullen Mill, Braintree Road, Witham.
This event is designed to showcase small and micro business who design and make their own products. Shop til you drop with around 20 different stalls selling unique handmade products.
Cost: Admission Free - Stalls from £15
More details: For more details contact: Teresa on 01621 859157 or Julie on 01621 680896
Saturday 28th November 2015 11am - 3pm
Welcome to our Christmas Bazaar in Althorne, where you can find gifts (jewellery, toys, books, games) for your friends and family! Take part in fun competitions. Buy decorations. Enjoy tea, rolls and cakes. And have a go at the Tombola and Raffle. It's a great time for all the family!
Cost: Free entry
Saturday 28th November 2015 10.00 to 16.00
Scout Headquarters, Brickhouse Farm,
Join 1st Maldon All Saints Scout Group for their annual Christmas Bazaar. Lots of stalls, raffle, refreshments and free parking.
Maldon Blackwater Rotary Club Turkey & Tinsel Christmas Event
Sunday 29th November 2015 11:00 - 16:00
Maldon Town Football Club,
Celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve all in one day! Cabaret, dance and meal included. Lots of xmas games & raffle.
Cost: £18.00 per person
More details: 07790 470752 Carole Pellicci