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 Missy Moo

"Balloons and partyware for any occasion."

9 Kings Head Centre, Maldon, CM9 5PN call 01621 840666

Click here for more details of Missy Moo 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.

 
 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Motown Sisters
Friday 21st September 2018 7:30 pm - midnight
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
This is a night you won’t want to miss! If you are a big fan of the Motown classics, this is the night for you! Come down with all of your friends and enjoy all of the Motown classics Book tickets online at: www.thetickethub.co.uk Doors Open: 7:30 pm Act Starts: 8:30 pm We recommend arriving early to find your seat, and order food and drinks. Food Served from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking
Cost: £12 in advance, or £14 at the door.
More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email: boxoffice@maldonstadium.com
Maldon Town Regatta
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Hythe Quay, Promenade Park, Maldon   CM9 5HN
Maldon Town Regatta has been held for generations and in its present form since 2002. Smacks and old gaffers, traditional and modern yachts race up river from West Mersea to Osea and from there to the town in a second race, berthing at high water mid afternoon. There will be many shoreside activities and stalls all day with live music all evening.
More details: www.facebook.com/MaldonTownRegatta
The Warren Classic and Supercar Show
Sunday 23rd September 2018 10am - 6pm
The Warren Golf and Country Club, Woodham Walter, Maldon   CM9 6RW
The biggest, loudest and most exciting family day out is back again at the Warren Classic and Supercar show, Saturday 23. September at The Warren Golf and Country Club in Maldon. The cars are the main event - from the rarest 1960's Ferrari to the brand new Bugatti Chiron - one of the worlds most expensive production cars. But it doesn't stop there – the show also offers a breathtaking flyover from the world famous RAF Lancaster bomber, and the Falcons parachute display team will be dropping in from the skies above to sign an autograph or two! With over 50 side shows, bouncy castles, Inch Perfect giving children and adults a real treat with their motorbike stunts, markets selling everything from hand made fudge to designer handbags, and gourmet food served all day, The Warren Classic and Supercar Show definitely has something for everyone.
Cost: £12 adults advance (£16 on the day), £5 12-16 year olds advance (£7 on the day), under 12 free
More details: wpcardiff@aol.com
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Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not try

WICKS MANOR FARM
Bed Breakfast
Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8JU
Telephone 01621 860629

Owners comments:

17th Century moated farmhouse with large garden on working farm. Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite facilities.British local produce cooked for breakfast. Two miles north of River Blackwater estuary and ideal for walking and bird watching. Beth Chatto and Hyde Hall gardens both 0.5 hour drive away. Easy access to Stansted and Harwich. Open all year.

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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:

WICKS MANOR FARM
Bed Breakfast
Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8JU
Telephone 01621 860629

Owners comments:

17th Century moated farmhouse with large garden on working farm. Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite facilities.British local produce cooked for breakfast. Two miles north of River Blackwater estuary and ideal for walking and bird watching. Beth Chatto and Hyde Hall gardens both 0.5 hour drive away. Easy access to Stansted and Harwich. Open all year.

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MALDON TOWN REGATTA
  • RACES ON THE WATER
  • MUSIC ALL AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  • A WIDE VARIETY OF STALLS ON THE HYTHE
  • TREASURE HUNT & RAFFLE
  • BOAT JUMBLE & BRIC-A-BRAC
  • BBQ & GARDEN GAMES
  • SAILING MODEL YACHTS
  • RUBBER DUCK RACE
  • VISIT A THAMES BARGE & THE STEAM TUG 'BRENT'
Saturday September 22 2018
Hythe Quay Maldon
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