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 are available on these ancient craft and you will find details here.
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 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 including the ever popular fireworks display in November.
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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 it's trianglar 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.
The Maldon Heritage Group has produced a series of self guided walks that illustrate some of the hetitage of this fine town. Take one soon, the details are mobile friendly. Click for details
Looking for somewhere to stay? There is a wide choice of accomodation available in the Maldon District - why not try:LE BOUCHON HOTEL AND BRASSERIE
The Square, Holloway Road, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4LT
Telephone 01621 856511
Le Bouchon is a grade II listed, 300 year old Georgian building. The hotel interior and 14 individually styled bedrooms elegantly combine some of the original period features with furnishings and classically styled decoration. Our restaurant offers a blend of both French and English Cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.