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 Grey Ruffle

"Al quirky gift and home store. Selling from vintage and antique to modern and handmade.Stylish gifts. Greetings cards and gift wrap. Wall art and prints. Cushions and rugs. Gorgeous glassware and crystal. Storage boxes and trunks. Candle and tealight holders. And much much more..."

24 High Street, Maldon, call 01621 927644

Click here for more details of Grey Ruffle 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
The Essex Christmas Festival
Saturday 17th November 2018 to Sunday 18th November 2018 10.00 to 5.00
Crowne Plaza Five Lakes, Maldon, Maldon   CM9 8HX
The Christmas Festival with something for everybody from amazing shopping, the Circus, an array of some wonderful Choirs, Father Christmas, meet our Reindeer Festive and Christmas, Cookery Demonstrations from British Bake Off and Masterchef Contestants, the Festivals of Dogs Christmas Pawtry and many other fabulous attractions
Cost: Online Discounts £8.00 adults and £4 children - None Discounted Tickets available on the day
More details: paula@classicfestivals.co.uk
LADS - How The Other Half Loves
Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Saturday 24th November 2018 19:30
The Tractor Shed, London Heys Farm, Latchingdon   CM3 6LQ
Latchingdon Arts & Drama Society (LADS) present the hilarious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, 'How The Other Half Loves'. Performed by amateur actors, this comedy/face will have two acts. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available to buy during the interval.
Cost: Wednesday £7, Thursday, Friday and Saturday £8
More details: www.ladsdrama.co.uk
Goldhanger Film Club: Manchester By The Sea
Wednesday 21st November 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Cert: 15
Cost: £6
More details: Advance bookings only please - jillcrooks66@icloud.com
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

THE STAR HOUSE
Bed Breakfast
72 Wantz Road, Maldon, CM9 5DE
Telephone 01621 853527

Owners comments:

A delightful friendly, family run establishment, housed in an elegant listed Georgian townhouse, just a short walk from the town centre, the historic quay and Promenade Park. Parking available. We also speak Dutch and German.

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 STAR HOUSE
Bed Breakfast
72 Wantz Road, Maldon, CM9 5DE
Telephone 01621 853527

Owners comments:

A delightful friendly, family run establishment, housed in an elegant listed Georgian townhouse, just a short walk from the town centre, the historic quay and Promenade Park. Parking available. We also speak Dutch and German.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 

Maldon's Vintage Christmas Fayre will feature a performance by Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly tribute acts. Click here for details