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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.

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.

 
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 WHITE HORSE
Bed Breakfast
26 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5JP
Telephone 01621 840308

Owners comments:

"The White Horse is a busy town-centre pub, with restaurant and bed and breakfast facilities, in the historic town of Maldon close to the Blackwater Estuary. "

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THE MALDON DISTRICT offers a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy at any time of year.

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 from Maldon are available on these ancient craft, and also the Viking Saga.

 

Promenade Park is probably the most visited location in Maldon and was originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago.

promenade park maldon

Popular with visitors and Maldon residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various children's activity areas including the very popular Splash Park and is also the location for the famous Maldon Mud Race and other annual and special events including the ever popular fireworks display in November. You can even hire a beach hut for the day and relax with a picnic.

 
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 accomodation 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
 
LATEST MALDON NEWS

PETTING ZOO RE-OPENS
Promenade Park's Petting Zoo is now open again to visitors. Details here

BLACKWATER COUNTRY SHOW CANCELLED
Organisers of the show have announced "After much discussion and consideration we have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Blackwater Country Show. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our show next year on Sunday 19th June 2022."

BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS OPEN IN 2021
Details have been announced about the days the gardens will be open to the public this year... see here

NEW DATE FOR LEGENDARY MALDON MUD RACE
Maldon‘s legendary Mud Race has a new summer date for 2021... see details

 
 
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 JP Tackle

159 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BS

"Fishing tackle retailer of many brands including - Preston Innovations-Middy-Korda-Guru-Mitchell-Saber-Avid Carp-Kodex-Munch Baits- Sticky Baits - Mainline-Gemini-Daiwa -Penn-Abu-Sonu Baits-Thatchreed-Korum-Leeda-Wychwood-Shakespeare. Stocking live and frozen freshwater and sea baits.Follow us on FaceBook to view new products and sales,"

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Maldon is one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex and 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 its triangular tower and Washington Window.

Maldon's Market Hill 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, armoury, and other displays.

 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Future planned events may be subject change
Burnham Art Trail
Saturday 19th June 2021 to Saturday 26th June 2021 Museum is open from 10am to 5pm every day. Other venues - look through window!
Burnham on Crouch Museum (Hub), Coronation Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8AS
Burnham Art Trail is going ahead with thirty three artists and twenty four shop venues this year. Nine artists will be featured in the museum along with all the participating artists work on a 'Taster Wall'. Secret Postcards. Free admission. Paintings, ceramics, photography, jewellery textiles, print and more. Browse or buy. Covid safety precautions will be in place at the museum. The other venues which include a church and cafe as well as shops can be viewed from outside, installations are in the windows. The 'Armchair Art Trail' is back! All the artists will be on the website, on Facebook and Instagram with daily blogs, features videos and all sorts. The Art Trail is on from Saturday 19th June to Sunday 27th June.
Cost: Free
More details: www.burnhamarttrail.co.uk
Get Your Wellies Out - Tribute Festival
Saturday 3rd July 2021 11am till 11pm
On The Latch in Latchingdon , Burnham Road, Latchingdon   CM3 6BL
Get Your Wellies Out - Tribute Festival ! Due to covid and a new rescheduled date we have had to change a couple of acts, however we are Back and Bigger than ever ! Look at our New Amazing Line Up Below ! The Very Best of our Top UK Tributes in one place ...... The Gig that never happened! *** Headlining Act *** Freddie Mercury ! Buddy Holly ! The Beatles ! Grease / Dirty Dancing ! George Michael ! Rod Stewart ! Stevie Wonder ! Motown & Soul Group! Elton John ! Hosted By Tina Williams & DJ Dan ! *** Payment Details *** ( Tickets are Limited ) Tickets are £39.95 Per Adult Children Under 16’s are £15 Each ( Under 3’s Are FREE ) Tickets can be purchased in cash from the venue at On The Latch *** Parking *** All day £2 Contact DJ Dan 07568075497
Cost: £39.95
Legends of Rock’n’Roll Show - Buddy Holly- Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley Tribute plus the
Saturday 10th July 2021 7pm till 11pm
Burnham Village Hall, 2 Arcadia Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8EF
The Sun Rays are very excited to present their stage production show. The Three GIANTS OF Rock n Roll ELVIS PRESLEY joins, BUDDY HOLLY, MEETS JERRY LEE LEWIS, THE DAY THE MUSIC survived. For one night only live on stage BUDDY HOLLY,JERRY LEE LEWIS and “ELVIS PRESLEY” This fantasy production of THE DAY THE MUSIC SURVIVED.! This is the Sun Rayz interpretation, that given the awful snow storm over Clear Lake on that fateful night, what if an announcement was made from Mason City Air Port that due to severe weather condition !!!! ALL FLIGHTS ARE GROUNDED..!!!!! REPEAT…. ALL FLIGHTS ARE GROUNDED..!!!!! ALSO But just imagine the impact on Rock n Roll history; if the King himself (Elvis) had slipped in to unconsciousness leaving the world outside Graceland’s to believe ELVIS was dead…. But in this fantasy tale THE KING LIVES…!!!!! And the doctors worked on Elvis and resuscitated him……??? and in true Southern style The South Will Rise Again…!!!
Cost: £15 per person
More details: www.DJ-Dan.net
 

Maldon Heritage Walks

The Maldon Heritage Group has produced a series of self-guided walks that illustrate some of the heritage of this fine town. Take one soon, the details are mobile-friendly. Click for details

If you are interested in knowing more about Maldon's heritage, make sure you pay a visit to the Maldon Museum In The Park, housed in the former park keeper's lodge by the main gates to Promenade Park. The displays show the social and industrial history of Maldon during the past two hundred years.

 
 
 
Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? There is a wide choice of accomodation in the Maldon District - why not try:

THE WHITE HORSE
Bed Breakfast
26 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5JP
Telephone 01621 840308

Owners comments:

The White Horse is a busy town-centre pub, with restaurant and bed and breakfast facilities, in the historic town of Maldon close to the Blackwater Estuary.

Click here for more places to stay in Maldon
 
 
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MALDON

Where can I park my motorhome in Maldon?
If you are visiting Maldon for the day you can park in the main car park at Promenade Park where charges apply but you cannot stay there overnight.

Is the Maldon Mud Race happening this year?
The 2021 Mud Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday 15th August subject to the pandemic restrictions allowing.

Are dogs allowed in Promenade Park?
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a lead in certain areas and are not allowed in the fenced off children's play areas. There are information boards around the park.

Maldon Mud Race 2021s The 2021 Maldon Mud Race will be held on Sunday August 15th at Promenade Park.
 
 
 
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