The Area

About the area

Maldon, world famous for its Oysters and sea salt was the perfect setting for foodies like us when we decided to settle down with our family. This charming maritime town, situated on the Blackwater Estuary is just 40 miles from London but a million miles away from the stress of London life.

Rich in culture, you can take a trip to Northey Island, the first ever recorded battlefield site where the famous Battle of Maldon took place, or visit the 15th century Moot Hall and observe the magnificent views of Maldon from its rooftop. In Spring and Summer the beautiful grounds of Beeleigh Abby provide a delightful afternoon out for all.

A trip to the “Prom” offers the perfect fun-filled family day out. The Promenade Park has something for the whole family to enjoy with a splash park, play areas, crabbing, skate park, BMX track and maze to name but a few of the activities to keep children occupied. Whilst adults can enjoy a peaceful walk along the riverside, take a relaxing boat trip or enjoy a leisurely drink or two at one of the quayside pubs watching the Thames sailing barges glide down the River Blackwater.

Throughout the year Maldon offers lots of events including the annual Rotary Club fireworks display featuring a bonfire and live music held against the spectacular backdrop of the traditional Thames Barges, The Maldon Christmas Fayre and the world famous Maldon Mud race – attracting over 12,000 spectators last year!

Maldon’s quaint town centre has many unique shops and boutiques where you can pick up souvenirs, clothing, gifts and more. There is a Country Market held every Thursday morning in the Town Hall Foyer and an Antique and Collectors Fair held on the 1st Saturday of every month.

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