Visit Maldon - on the Blackwater estuary in Essex
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This ancient Essex town of Maldon, 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 Carlton Jewellers

"Retailers of fine jewellery.Family business established over 15 years in Maldon.Platinum, Gold, Silver.Diamonds and Gem stock.Giftware.Jewellery repairs and modifications.Watch batteries, straps and repairs.Cad design bespoke jewellery manufacture"

38 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 856267

Click here for more details of Carlton Jewellers 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.

 
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey are open again in 2018
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Goldhanger Film Club: Saving Mr Banks
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.
Cost: £6
More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Friday 25th May 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details
Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)
80's Party Night
Friday 25th May 2018 7:30 pm - Midnight
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Launching our first 80's night that will revisit the best decade of music, guaranteed to get you dancing! 🕺💃 There will be: Food Served from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking This event is held inside in the main hall. Bring your friends along for great food, drinks and a night full of 80's tunes!
Cost: £12 in advance, or £14 at the door.
More details: Please give our events team a call on 01621 983150 or email boxoffice@maldonstadium.com.
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

32 THE HYTHE
Bed Breakfast
32 The Hythe, Maldon, CM9 5HN
Telephone 01621 859435

Owners comments:

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.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 
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:

32 THE HYTHE
Bed Breakfast
32 The Hythe, Maldon, CM9 5HN
Telephone 01621 859435

Owners comments:

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.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 
Why not visit the gardens at Beeleigh Abbey The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open again on certain dates in 2018. Click for details
 
Fancy taking part in this year's Maldon Mud Race? The event takes place on Sunday June 10 at Promenade Park. For details of how to enter this popular event see the Mud Race website