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."

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 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
 
 
 

The very popular gardens at Maldon's Beeleigh Abbey are open again on selected dates in 2022. Full 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 Carlton Jewellers

38 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN

"Retailers of fine jewellery.Family business established over 15 years in Maldon.Platinum, Gold, Silver.Diamonds and Gem stock.Giftware.Jewellery repairs and modifications.Watch batteries, straps and repairs.Cad design bespoke jewellery manufacture"

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Delivery and Click & Collect available

Click here for more details of Carlton Jewellers in Maldon

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
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day

Friday 19th August 2022
10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL

Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries.
Cost: Adult £7.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, .......more
Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries.
Cost: Adult £7.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free


Burnham Art Club annual exhibition of paintings

Saturday 27th August to Sunday 4th September 2022
10am to 5pm weekends and Bank Holiday Monday, Tuesday to Friday 1.30 to 5pm

Burnham Museum Cole Gallery, Coronation Road, Burnham on Crouch CM0 8AS

Over a hundred paintings for sale by our talented art club members, many of whom take part in the Burnham Art Trail. Browse or buy, framed and unframed, ideal gifts or mementos of a lovely day out in .......moreOver a hundred paintings for sale by our talented art club members, many of whom take part in the Burnham Art Trail. Browse or buy, framed and unframed, ideal gifts or mementos of a lovely day out in Burnham. Marine scenes, local views, landscapes, animals, portraits and abstract. All in a range of media and reasonably priced. Card payments welcome.
Cost: Admission free

More details: 01621 776570 or sjrspiers@gmail.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

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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