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 Boat Trips from Maldon
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.

Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago is 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. You can even hire a beach hut for the day.

 
Promenade Park
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
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Boat Trips
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
Where To Stay
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
What's On
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
 
Lots of shops in Maldon High Street
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open on selected dates in 2017 - click for details

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.

 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea
Sunday 26th March 2017 2pm to 5pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh   CM3 6RJ
Treat your Mum to a delicious full Afternoon Tea and live entertainment in the atmospheric Mess Hall at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome!
Cost: £15 per person, includes admission to the Engine Room Museum & Gift Shop
More details: info@stowmaries.org.uk or http://www.stowmaries.org.uk/news/events
The Urban Folk Quartet
Friday 31st March 2017 20:00
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
macTheatre proudly present the Urban Folk Quartet whos distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century.
Cost: £17.50
More details: Maldon TIC on 01621 856503 or www.mactheatre.org.uk/
Charity Barn Dance
Saturday 1st April 2017 7.30 - 11.00pm
Woodham Walter village hall, The Street, Woodham Walter   CM9 6RE
Charity Barn Dance raising funds for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Live music by Maldon group Metric Footband. Ticket £7. Bring own food and drink.
Cost: Ticket £7
More details: 01621 859202
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Taking part in the Mud Race?
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BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Click here for details
 
SPLASH PARK OPENING DATES
Details of the opening dates and times for this year are now available. Click here for details