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.
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 and is also the location for the famous Maldon Mud Race and other annual and special events including the ever popular in November. You can even hire a beach hut for the day and relax with a picnic.
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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.
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.
Thursday 30th November 2023
Various locations, High Street, Maldon CM9 4RLAnnual Christmas Shopping event offering late .......moreAnnual Christmas Shopping event offering late night shopping and entertainment.
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Friday 1st December to Sunday 24th December 2023
1st Dec 6:30pm Village Hall; 2nd - 23rd Dec 6pm; 24th Dec 4:30pm Church
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger CM9 8AYThe Great Goldhanger Advent Window Trail - .......moreThe Great Goldhanger Advent Window Trail - starting Friday 1st Dec 6:30pm at the Village Hall - different windows throughout the village will be unveiled every night (usually around 6pm) finishing at the Church on Sunday 24th Dec at 4:30pm after the Christingle Service. Trail maps available from the Village Hall on 1st Dec along with some delicious goodies and drinks! Everyone welcome, parking behind the hall on the 1st.
Collect a sticker at each window throughout December to enter into a prize draw - drawn on 24th December.
Cost: No entry fee, trail maps £1 each - available from Village Hall on Friday 1st December, 6:30pm
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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.
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.
Looking for somewhere to stay? There is a wide choice of accomodation in the Maldon District - why not try:32 THE HYTHE
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32 The Hythe, Maldon, CM9 5HN
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Located within Maldon's conservation area with St Mary's church dominating the sky line, Thames barges moored up outside and the promanade park only a stroll away. It's an ideal place to relax and enjoy the area, whether visiting family, friends or wanting to just get away to relax then look no further..