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When you visit Maldon you will find this ancient Essex town, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

When you visit Maldon you will find this ancient Essex town, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

 
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:

THE BELL
Bed Breakfast
2 Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE
Telephone 01621 843208

Owners comments:

"The Bell Guesthouse, built in the 15th century, provides superb accommodation in the centre of the historic Essex town of Maldon. Please look at our Web Site to see more of our delightful house."

Click here for more places to stay
 
 

THE MALDON DISTRICT offers a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy at any time of year.

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 from are available on these ancient craft and also the Viking Saga.

 

Promenade Park is probably the most visited location in Maldon and was originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago.

promenade park maldon

Popular with visitors and Maldon residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various children's activity areas including the very popular Splash Park and is also the location for the famous Maldon Mud Race and other annual and special events including the ever popular fireworks display in November. You can even hire a beach hut for the day and relax with a picnic.

 
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 accomodation 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
 
LATEST MALDON NEWS

PROMENADE PARK PLAY AREAS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to an increasing number of people travelling to the park from outside the area and distancing requirements not being adhered to, Maldon District Council have taken the decision to close the play areas in Promenade Park until further notice in order to minimise the spread of coronavirus in the area.

HEYBRIDGE BASIN CAR PARK CLOSED
Due to problems with social distancing during the pandemic Heybridge Basin Parish Council have announced that the car park will be closed until further notice. See details on their website.

 
 
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 Riverside Cycle Centre

120 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5ET

"Riverside Cycle Centre is a repair and service centre. It is a Bosch, Yamaha, Flyon, service agent for ebike. We carry a large range of parts and accessories. "

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Maldon is one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex and 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 Hill 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, armoury and other displays.

 
Forthcoming Events in the Maldon District
Future planned events may be subject change
Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 23rd May 2021
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Entrants race across ther muddy river bed ain this annual event which raises money for local charities and good causes. As always, it will be a good day out for all the family with stalls, refreshments and plenty of activities in the park.
Blackwater Country Show
Sunday 20th June 2021
Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon   CM9 4RB
The Blackwater Country Show has established itself as one of the most enjoyable family events in the Essex calendar. Situated within a picturesque setting, with two well maintained lakes, it offers a wonderful day out. More details will be available nearer the date.
 

Maldon Heritage Walks

The Maldon Heritage Group has produced a series of self guided walks that illustrate some of the heritage of this fine town. Take one soon, the details are mobile friendly. Click for details

If you are interested in knowing more about Maldon's heritage, make sure you pay a visit to the Maldon Museum In The Park housed in the former park keeper's lodge by the main gates to Promenade Park. The displays show the social and industrial history of Maldon during the past two hundred years.

 
 
 
Places to stay in Maldon

Looking for somewhere to stay? There is a wide choice of accomodation in the Maldon District - why not try:

THE BELL
Bed Breakfast
2 Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE
Telephone 01621 843208

Owners comments:

The Bell Guesthouse, built in the 15th century, provides superb accommodation in the centre of the historic Essex town of Maldon. Please look at our Web Site to see more of our delightful house.

Click here for more places to stay in Maldon
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MALDON

When does the Splash Park open?
The splash park in Maldon's Promenade Park is normally open between April and September but details have not yet been announced for 2021.

Does Maldon have any museums?
Yes, there are two museums in Maldon and one just outside in Langford.

Are dogs allowed in Promenade Park?
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a lead in certain areas and are not allowed in the fenced off children's play areas. There are information boards around the park.

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All Information on these pages has been compiled from information from third parties and which may be subject to change or cancellation. As we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies you are advised to confirm details with the various organisers before embarking on a long journey
 
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