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 Chic Petit

""Chic Petit is a unique baby boutique located in Bright's Path, Maldon's premier shopping destination. We stock Spanish, French & Portuguese clothing & shoes, traditional wooden toys, rocking horses, baby shower gifts and partywear, nursery furniture and bedding.""

63k High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP call 01621 928075

Click here for more details of Chic Petit 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.

 
Make a date in your diary for the Maldon Mud Race
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Half Term Rock Painting for Kids
Wednesday 20th February 2019 to Sunday 24th February 2019 10am-4pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays in 2019 and have fun painting and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, plus other craft activities. This is a popular activity with children and adults alike. Click the picture for more info Note that the Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays Normal Museum entry prices apply: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
Cost: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
Bit of a Do
Saturday 23rd February 2019 11am - 3pm
Church Hall, Fambridge Road / Burnham Road, ALTHORNE   CM3 6BY
A 'Bit of a Do' is in aid of St. Andrew’s church repair fund & St. Clare’s Hospice. There will be various items for sale, including books, puzzles, cards and gifts. Stalls to try your luck at, including a Raffle and Tombola. And plenty of refreshments, such as soup, rolls, tea, coffee and cakes. Please join us!
Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 740481
Coffee & Cars Club
Sunday 24th February 2019 9am - 1pm every fourth Sunday
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Coffee & Cars @MOP Fourth Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meeting. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home made cakes and refreshments Unless shown below otherwise, the Miniature steam train will NOT be running for train rides and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running. Some engines will be run on Compressed Air
Cost: Donations to Museum gratefully accepted
More details: 01621 843183 or events@museumofpower.org.uk
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

OSEA LEISURE PARK
Touring Camping
Goldhanger Road, Maldon, CM9 4SA
Telephone 01621 854695

Owners comments:

Osea Meadows offers camping and touring pitches also Tipis, Lodge Tents, and Shepherds Hut for rental. Osea Meadows lies between stunning open countryside and beautiful coastal pastures, making Osea Meadows an idyllic location for any family break away from the hustle of your hectic life where space and freedom is an everyday occasion.

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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:

OSEA LEISURE PARK
Touring Camping
Goldhanger Road, Maldon, CM9 4SA
Telephone 01621 854695

Owners comments:

Osea Meadows offers camping and touring pitches also Tipis, Lodge Tents, and Shepherds Hut for rental. Osea Meadows lies between stunning open countryside and beautiful coastal pastures, making Osea Meadows an idyllic location for any family break away from the hustle of your hectic life where space and freedom is an everyday occasion.

Click here for more places to stay
 
 
Maldon Mud Race 2019

Fancy taking part in this year's Mud Race on Sunday May 12?

The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event in which hundreds of competitors raise money for charity by racing to be the first to complete a 400 metre dash over over the bed of the River Blackwater.

Click here for details of how to enter