Discover the charm and beauty of the Maldon District, steeped in history and full of exciting surprises. Only 40 miles from London but it feels like a different world, packed with independent shops and timeless heritage. With world famous food producers like Maldon Salt and Tiptree jams, come and sample our local gastro menu. Enjoy the space and natural wonder of our picturesque saltmarsh coastline, and stay a while in unique accommodation.
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift. . .why not take a look at our Festive page for some unique gift ideas. There are many festive events coming up, so there are lots of opportunites for family fun.
See Father Christmas in a plane, on a train, or in his sleigh, all around the district! You can also see Santa at various Christmas fairs, bazaars and markets, where you can also find handmade, locally sourced and distinctive gifts.
There are beer and wine festivals, where you can taste ales, beers and mulled wine produced within the Maldon District. You can stock up for your festive parties with discounted wine and Christmas-themed ales and beers.
To get into the festive spirit, you can check out the Christmas concerts with the Big Band, the Mezzrano opera duo, or with your local carol singers.
Check out the Maldon and Burnham TICs for locally produced gifts, including fused glass, salt pigs, gift boxes of Tiptree Jam, Christmas decorations, Furzedown chutney gift boxes, Christmas puddings, newly arrived handmade pottery and much more!
Discovering the Maldon District is not only for visitors, but for residents as well. There is a plethora of hidden gems within the district, often not known by most of its residents. You can find out about these gems by checking out your local societies, clubs and groups to learn about the district and its heritage.
Every day, you can attend groups for all tastes and abilities, whether you're interested in dance and exercise, joining your local WI, lunch clubs, bingo, horticultural and flower clubs, art classes, film clubs and more.
To find out about weekly and monthly events going on near you, check out our local page.
If you have an event coming up and would like to us promote it for you, please let us know by coming into either Maldon or Burnham TIC. We are happy to take posters and leaflets as we endeavour to promote as many local events as possible. You can also click below and submit your event to us online.
We also act as a box office for local events, and if you would like us to sell tickets on your behalf, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome to the Saltmarsh Coast, 75 miles of beautiful wilderness and tidal estuaries, interspersed with quaint villages and historic towns. Hidden in the corner of Essex, but only 40 miles from London, there is so much to discover throughout our dynamic and diverse coast line. From internationally significant wildlife reserves to the iconic sailing barges, and modern water sports there is plenty to see and do in the District.
Discover independent and historic towns and villages, full of quaint shops and restaurants, cafes and bars. Stroll through Maldon High Street, full of independent and eclectic shops, enough to fill many days of retail therapy. But why not also explore over a thousand years of history in our museums, heritage centres and attractions. Discover the significance of the historic port of Maldon and it’s quirky and truly unique people.
There is a reason world class food producers such as Maldon Salt and Tiptree Jams flourish in the Maldon District. Some attribute it to our local ‘Micro-Climate’ and some to the passion of local farmers and food producers. Whatever the reason the Maldon District is very proud of its gastro menu. From independent restaurants and tea rooms to celebrated vineyards and micro-breweries, there is plenty to satisfy any appetite.
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Specially trained staff at Maldon District Tourist Information Centre (TIC) are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated just off Maldon High Street in Wenlock Way, the Centre offers a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.