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 Best Wishes

"Greetings cards, gift and partyware. Jewellery. Bath bombs. Sweets. Candles, incence sticks. Picture frames and childrens games. Stationary. Mens wallets, ladies purses and scarves. Money boxes. Led light up bottles and jars. Gift wrap, paper, bags and bows.much more in store."

50 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 07908 983196

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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
Whitney Housten Tribute
Friday 23rd March 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
One of the UK's leading Whitney Houston tributes, this lady is exceptionally talented, matching the vocal ability of the superstar herself. Food Available from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking Doors Open: 7:30 pm Act: 8:30 pm Tickets from just £12.00 Book tickets online now at For any further information please give our events team a call on 01621 983150. Tell your friends and enjoy a night full of live entertainment!
Cost: £12
More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email:
The Young'uns present The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff
Friday 23rd March 2018 8pm
The Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
A story which began in abject poverty in Stockton On Tees in 1919 to that chance meeting with Churchill in 1939. 16 original songs will interweave with the late Johnny’s own recorded voice to tell a remarkable story of one man’s impulse to react to injustice wherever and whenever he saw it. A story of great humanity but also great humour as a teenager stumbles his way innocently through the tumultuous landscapes of the 1930s all delivered in The Young'uns inimitable style. Don't miss it!
Cost: £16.50
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Songs Of America - Maldon Choral Society
Saturday 24th March 2018 19:30
United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 5PZ
Maldon Choral Society presents Songs of Ameica including Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, Amazing Grace, Broadway Hits and other songs with Nick Raynor (Tenor) and Accompanist Ashley Thompson, Conducted by Gillian Ward Russell.
Cost: £12.00 in advance. £14 on the door.
More details: Tickets from Maldon TIC, Wenlock Way, 01621 856503.
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

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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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:

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
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