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 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
Maldon Craft & Table Top Fayre
Saturday 7th March 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, preloved items & much,much more! Friendly atmosphere, a great day out!
Cost: Entrance Fee 20p (this is collected and donated to Charity at the end of the year events)
More details: Pamela Lee - email Tel: 01376 329838
Thames Sailing Barge Trust Film Evening
Saturday 7th March 2015 Doors Open 7:00 pm for 7:30 start
Maldon Town Hall, , Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
Evening of films on sailing barges including the Premiere of the film of 'The Restoration of Centaur' Teas, coffees, wine and beer will be on sale and a raffle will take place. All proceeds of the evening will go toward the maintenance costs of the Trusts two Sailing Barges Tickets can be purchased from the Maldon Information Office or by post from John Rayment 12 Wisdoms Green, Coggeshall CO6 1SG. Cheque to be payable to Thames Sailing Barge Trust and please enclose a stamped addressed envelo
Cost: £7.50 for advance tickets and £9.00 on the door
More details: John Rayment 07587 141054 or 01376 561778
Little Totham Spring Fair
Saturday 7th March 2015 11:00 - 16:00
All Saints Church,, Little Totham, Maldon   CM9 8LU
Bric-a-brac stall, books, cards, jewellery. Unusual presents, preserves, cakes and nearly new goods. Light lunches and refreshments available. Proceeds to All Saints Church.
Cost: Free
More details: Vivienne Smith 01621 891660
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