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 Eden Florists

"Independent, friendly, local florists providing fresh bespoke bouquets, plants and luxury scented candles and diffusers. we offer free local delivery. "

15 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 857074

Click here for more details of Eden Florists 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
St. Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 12th December 2018 20:00
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
St. Agnes Fountain will be returning to Maldon this December for an evening of Christmas Carols given a good seeing to by the band on their 18th Annual National Tour. They are made up of David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Cost: Tickets £20
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
Goldhanger Film Club: Waking Ned Devine
Wednesday 12th December 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
A very funny film about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More, where one of their 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds. When nobody claims it, the town goes on a search to find out why. They find the winner, old Ned Devine, dead — a smile on his face, clutching the winning ticket. Well, in Ireland, the lottery winnings must be claimed by the purchaser, which puts the town in a spot — if the lottery officials discover Devine dead, he forfeits his money. What ensues is a community coming together in hopes of getting his money to split 51 ways. What they learn is the importance of friendship and the true value of money. To reveal any more would spoil some major surprises, but suffice it to say, it involves aging actors David Kelly, 69, and Ian Bannen, 70, naked. Cert: PG
Cost: £6
More details: Advance bookings only please - jillcrooks66@icloud.com
East Essex Astronomy Club December Meeting
Saturday 15th December 2018 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Burnham on Crouch Village Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8EF
This month club chair John Press will be talking about Einstein's theory of relativity and how it relates to astronomy today. 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

LIMBURN HOUSE B&B
Bed Breakfast
Wycke Hill, Maldon, CM96SH
Telephone 01621 851392

Owners comments:

A warm welcome is waiting when you book your accommodation at Limburn House. Rooms are featured on our website. All rooms have flat screened TV/DVD. Complimentary beverage making facilities are in each room. Towels and toiletries are provided for your use. We offer free off street parking. Garden patio area for guests. Fridge space & microwave.

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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:

LIMBURN HOUSE B&B
Bed Breakfast
Wycke Hill, Maldon, CM96SH
Telephone 01621 851392

Owners comments:

A warm welcome is waiting when you book your accommodation at Limburn House. Rooms are featured on our website. All rooms have flat screened TV/DVD. Complimentary beverage making facilities are in each room. Towels and toiletries are provided for your use. We offer free off street parking. Garden patio area for guests. Fridge space & microwave.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 
Where to eas in Maldon

Plenty of places to eat in Maldon. Click here for details