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
Maldon Drama Group presents 1984
Thursday 18th October 2018 to Saturday 20th October 2018 19:00 to 22:30
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
George Orwell's 1984 adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster. This play presents an unsettling image of a dystopian future ruled by fear and the ever present Big Brother, where individuality is banned and all thought is controlled. Directed by Paul Warner the play features Paul Macklin as Winston and Heather Sims Lucas as Julia. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a relationship with Julia, it doesn’t end well. Curtain up 19.45 Licenced bar available.
Cost: £9-£10
More details: www.maldondrama.org.uk
Rock For Rosie Charity Dance
Saturday 20th October 2018 730pm - 11pm
The Plume Academy, Stage Hall, Fambridge Road, Maldon   CN9 6AB
Join local band RELOADED and local singers JUST US for a night of entertainment and dancing, with songs from the 50s, 60s and more. Raising funds for local girl Rosie Day aged five to help with her rehabilitation following her heart transplant and brain damage. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Rosie's story: RegisterforRosie.com
Cost: £7.50 each
More details: Rita Sutton 07834 063405 Malcolm: 07748 966725
East Essex Astronomy Club October Meeting
Saturday 20th October 2018 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Burnham on Crouch Village Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8EF
This month East Essex Astronomy Club have Nick James from the UK meteor video astronomy network coming to give a talk about how to monitor meteor activity using simple video equipment. We will also have short members talks on various other astronomical subjects. Refreshments provided. If you are an experienced astronomer, are a beginner and have many questions you would like answers to or have just have a new interest please come along to meet us. All are welcome (we just ask that under 16s are accompanied by a responsible adult).
Cost: Non members £3 adults, under 16s £1, Member £2 adults, under 16s free
More details: eeac@essexastro.com
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

THE LIMES GUESTHOUSE
Guest House
21 Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ
Telephone 01621 850350

Owners comments:

The Limes is a '4 Star' beautiful grade II listed house in the heart of this picturesque town. All rooms are ensuite and individually decorated. Our four poster rooms offer a lovely romantic option should you wish to make a celebration extra special. Bridal packages and corporate rates available. BED AND BREAKFAST COULDN'T BE MORE DIFFERENT.

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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 LIMES GUESTHOUSE
Guest House
21 Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ
Telephone 01621 850350

Owners comments:

The Limes is a '4 Star' beautiful grade II listed house in the heart of this picturesque town. All rooms are ensuite and individually decorated. Our four poster rooms offer a lovely romantic option should you wish to make a celebration extra special. Bridal packages and corporate rates available. BED AND BREAKFAST COULDN'T BE MORE DIFFERENT.

Click here for more places to stay