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.


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The Splash Park will be open earlier this year, just in time for the Easter school holidays (weather permitting)

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The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open again on selected dates this year

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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 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.


Maldon Events in the next 7 days
Bach's St John Passion
Friday 3rd April 2015 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Hythe Quay, Maldon   CM9 5HW
The annual performance of Bach's masterpiece is given on Good Friday, featuring the cerebrated Choir of St Mary's accompanied by the excellent professional baroque orchestra, Pegasus Baroque. Conducted by Colin Baldy. There is no entry charge but there will be a retiring collection.
Cost: Retiring collection
More details: 01621 856526
Maldon Craft & Table Top Fayre
Saturday 4th April 2015 9.30 am to 3.00pm
Maldon United Reformed Church Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4PZ
Monthly event held on the 1st Saturday of the month, hand made crafts and gifts and preloved items. 25 stalls in 2 halls Tea bar with Homemade Cakes, hot and cold filled rolls and sandwiches, tea and coffee available all day. Come and browse and buy unique gifts made by local Craft People, Crafts include Wooden crafted bowls and household items and superb baby rocking chair, Cards, Jewellery, Cushions,Books,Bags, preloved items & much,much more! Friendly atmosphere, a great day out!
Cost: Entrance Fee 20p (this is collected and donated to Salvation Army Life House Charity at the end of the year events)
More details: Pamela Lee - email Tel: 01376 329838
Easter Transportfest
Sunday 5th April 2015 10am - 4.30pm
Museum of Power, Hatfield road, Langford, Maldon   CM9 6QA
Don’t miss this Easter Sunday event when the gigantic pumping engine “Marshall” is in steam! "Get Cycling" will bring a range of unusual bikes for all the family to try plus Cycling proficiency. There will be displays of classic vehicles and old machinery, live music, craft stalls and rides on the miniature steam railway (fare £1.00). There are tearooms and food outlets plus a riverside picnic area.
Cost: Adult £6.00 Senior £5.00 Children (5-15) £2.00 under 5 free.
More details: 01621 843183
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 5th April 2015 11:00 - 15:00
Promenade Park, Mill Road, Maldon   CM9 5HX
Solve the riddles of Easter by finding clues scattered around the small play area and maze at Promenade Park. The puzzle will take no longer than an hour to complete. Each entry will receive an Easter treat and the opportunity to win some large Easter eggs. A family activity suitable for children under 13. A responsible adult must accompany the children.
Cost: £1.00 per child
More details: Rob 07929 857723 - email:
Bank Holiday Market in Promenade Park
Monday 6th April 2015
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Regular market held every Bank Hiloday Monday
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