View of Maldon

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 STAR HOUSE
Bed Breakfast
72 Wantz Road, Maldon, CM9 5DE
Telephone 01621 853527

Owners comments:

"A delightful friendly, family run establishment, housed in an elegant listed Georgian townhouse, just a short walk from the town centre, the historic quay and Promenade Park. Parking available. We also speak Dutch and German."

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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 Maldon 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

SPLASH PARK CLOSED AGAIN
See more details here

THIS YEAR'S MALDON MUD RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Maldon's legendary Mud Race has been cancelled for the second year running - see details

PETTING ZOO RE-OPENS
Promenade Park's Petting Zoo is now open again to visitors. Details here

 
 
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 Yours In Sport

39 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

"We are a traditional sport shop, selling clothing, footwear and equipment for most sports. From football, cricket, rugby and racket sports, to hockey, snooker, table tennis, boxing and bowls. We stock a large selection of darts that you can try instore on our oche.We also offer a restringing service, and printing and embroidery service."

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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 its triangular 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
Red Sails over the Blackwater
Wednesday 8th September 2021 to Tuesday 28th September 2021 11:00 - 16:00 Tuesday to Saturday
Maeldune Heritage Centre, Ground Floor, Plume Building , St Peter's Tower, Market Hil, Maldon   CM94PZ
An exhibition on the history of the Thames Sailing Barge
Cost: Free
More details: 07587 141054 or events@bargetrust.org
Visit the Dig! Heritage Open Days
Saturday 18th September 2021 to Sunday 19th September 2021 10am to 4pm
Southminster Hall, Hall Road, Southminster, Essex   CM0 7EH
A unique opportunity to view the foundations of an early medieval stone building excavated by the members of Burnham U3A Archaeological Group in the moated garden of Southminster Hall. The previously unknown building is thought to have been built for the Bishops of London in the 11thC, in septaria stone probably taken from the ruined Roman Fort at Bradwell on Sea. The massive foundations indicate a high status building, almost a palace, at a time when Southminster was the largest manor in the Dengie Hundred. Our excavation is so important we were able to receive grants of over £11,000 from the Essex Community Foundation to enable us to receive professional help and training. At the completion of the project the site will be backfilled so this is the only opportunity for the public to see it. All our finds, including prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and medieval will be on display and our 'diggers' and recorders will be at work. There's ample car parking in the field close to Wibblers.
Cost: Free
More details: 01621 776570 or view the website www.heritageopendays.org.uk
CHARITY CONCERT
Friday 3rd December 2021 8:00pm
Town Hall Theatre, 4 Market Hill, Maldon   CM3 4RL
It would be great to get a full house for this one! * The venue is a lovely little 200 seater theatre hidden away right in the centre of Maldon, Essex. * The concert is being held in support of The Brain Tumour Charity. www.thebraintumourcharity.org * The band is Shades of Simon - a band of musicians with a lifetime of experience who love the music of Paul Simon and who were brought together to specifically create a theatre show to celebrate the story of his life. * The music will be the band's full 2 hour show covering Simon & Garfunkel’s iconic hits of the 60’s like The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and Bridge Over Troubled Water, through to the South African rhythms of Paul Simon’s Graceland tour in the 80’s and his biggest solo success, You Can Call Me Al. * And it's all in aid of such a worthy cause - read more about the charity's work here - https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org *TICKETS £12.50 available NOW! - from www.shadesofsimon.com
Cost: £12.50
More details: www.shadesofsimon.com
 

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 STAR HOUSE
Bed Breakfast
72 Wantz Road, Maldon, CM9 5DE
Telephone 01621 853527

Owners comments:

A delightful friendly, family run establishment, housed in an elegant listed Georgian townhouse, just a short walk from the town centre, the historic quay and Promenade Park. Parking available. We also speak Dutch and German.

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

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

Where can we go swimming?
There is an indoor pool at Maldon's Blackwater Leisure Centre

What supermarkets are there in Maldon?
There are six major supermarkets to choose from

heritage Open Days 2021
 
 
 
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