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.
MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.
It is also well known for its Promenade Park, 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 with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park.
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Explore the Blackwater Estuary and beyond with one of the many boat trips available
WHERE TO STAY
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
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 the 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.
Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old 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.
6th Annual Maldon Crabbing Competition
Saturday 29th August 2015 11:00 - 14:00
Maldon Carnival are hosting the 6th Annual Crabbing Competition which is open to children and adults of all ages. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will take place from 11:00 - 13:30 by the Boating Lake at Promenade Park. The weigh-in starts at 14:00. Please bring your own bucket, bait and line. Prizes will be awarded for three catorgories: Under 8's, 9-13 years and 13 years +
Cost: £1.50 per person
More details: www.maldoncarnival.co.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org 07929 857723
Made for You
Saturday 29th August 2015 10am - 3pm
The Bewick suite r/o The Swan Hotel,
FREE Admission including one free hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and biscuit per person.
Vouchers can be found in Magpie of Maldon, Brights Path, High Street, Maldon. Suzie's, High Street Maldon, Maldon tourist information Centre and The Tyre Shop, Cullen Mill, Braintree Road, Witham.
This event is designed to showcase small and micro business who design and make their own products. Shop til you drop with around 20 different stalls selling unique handmade products.
Cost: Free admission - stalls from £15
More details: For more details contact: Teresa on 01621 859157 or Julie on 01621 680896
Bank Holiday Market
Monday 31st August 2015 09:00 - 16:00
Held every bank holiday Monday. Weather and ground conditions permitting. Variety of goods on sale.