THE MALDON DISTRICT

You will get a taste of the Maldon District in a day but a whole smorgasbord if you stay for a weekend or longer. Tailor your stay to suit your interests whether it's history, birds, boats, walking or food. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences and sample a combination of all that's on offer. Learn about our heritage by visiting our museums, architectural gems and historic waterfronts. Discover our independent retailers, traditional shops and numerous places to eat and drink. Explore the Saltmarsh Coast with its breathtaking scenery that's ideal for walkers, artists and wildlife enthusiasts.

THINGS TO DO

The Maldon District has a diverse range of attractions and activities for you to enjoy with family and friends. Throughout the year, there are plenty of events for you to experience, from fairs, concerts, plays and pantomimes, to country shows, music festivals, carnivals and flying events.

Explore our historic maritime towns and traditional villages, and learn more about our heritage by visiting a museum, heritage centre, or a historical site. Extend your stay at a wide variety of accommodation to truly experience what the Maldon District has to offer.

Hythe Quay

For well over a thousand years Hythe Quay has been the gateway to Maldon for vessels arriving from the sea.

Promenade Park

This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash Park, beach huts for hire, sandpits, a galleon play ship & aerial zip-wire & several picnic areas.

Burnham Quay

Burnham's picturesque quayside is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

RSPB Wallasea Island

RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.

The Rio Cinema

The Rio Cinema is independently owned and was built in 1931, offering 2 screens showing current films at historically low prices! The Rio is a must for residents, visitors and cinema enthusiasts alike.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place with a unique history. It is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WWI aerodrome which was not adapted for further military use later in its history.

Northey Island

Small island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh. Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum

Discover the story of Burnham and the Dengie from the Bronze Age to today. Explore its fascinating maritime and social heritage through the artefacts and records of people’s lives.

Explore the Maldon District on foot and enjoy the wide range of walks on offer. From coastal and countryside walks, circular and linear walks, to heritage and pub walks, there's plenty to choose from to suit all abilities and tastes. Walk along the Maldon District's seventy-five miles of Saltmarsh Coast and visit our historic maritime towns and our traditional marshland villages. Explore the expansive network of footpaths on open farmland, and the quiet country lanes leading to waterside areas by the estuaries. The district is also home to more than ten nature reserves for you to explore, many of them are managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. The RSPB manage Wallasea Island as well as Old Hall Marshes in Tollesbury, and Northey Island is owned by the National Trust.
Our diverse history extends thousands of years and numerous periods of English history. Discover ancient forests, Anglo-Saxon fishing weirs, medieval churches, 15th & 16th century houses, Victorian engines, disused railway lines and 20th century industry. Experience our unique heritage by visiting some of our listed buildings, historic waterfronts, and conservation areas.

Learn more about the Maldon District at our excellent museums and heritage centres. Discover all kinds of history, from military, social and domestic, to Anglo-Saxon, medieval and modern history. You can also attend one of the many talks or courses that are held regularly across the Maldon District if you would like to explore a topic in more depth.
Stow Maries WW1 Aerodrome

Maldon

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place with a unique history. It is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WWI aerodrome which was not adapted for further military use later in its history.

 
 
 
Burnham-on-Crouch Museum

Burnham-on-Crouch

Discover the story of Burnham and the Dengie from the Bronze Age to today. Explore its fascinating maritime and social heritage through the artefacts and records of people’s lives.

 
 
 
The Maeldune Heritage Centre

Maldon

We are proud to be the Custodians of the famous Maldon Embroidery. This wonderful work of art, 42 feet long and alive with vibrant colour and design, celebrates the 1000 years since the celebrated Battle of Maldon in 991.

 
 
 
St Peter’s on the Wall

Maldon

The Chapel of St Peters-on-the-Wall is the oldest church in England, situated on the Essex coast.

 
 
Shut Heath Wood
From islands, woods and meadows, to shell banks, lakes and marshes, the Saltmarsh Coast is home to a wide range of diverse habitats. The Maldon District has more than ten nature reserves and most are located along its coastline. The district also has eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest and three Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. Many of the nature reserves are managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, the RSPB manage Old Hall Marshes in Tollesbury, as well as Wallasea Island, and Northey Island is owned by the National Trust. These nature reserves are ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to experience the diverse habitats of the Maldon District.

 

WHERE TO STAY

Beeleigh Falls

Ground floor riverside property in extremely rural location. Fully furnished to provide every comfort from self catered accommodation.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £455 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Bull at Great Totham

Restaurant with rooms with en-suite located in a beautiful renovated cottage very close to the Essex coast line.

Restaurant with Rooms with 4 rooms, £90 prpnb

Five Lakes Resort

Set in 320 acres of unspoiled Essex countryside the newly refurbished Five Lakes Resort offers leisure facilities and two magnificent 18-hole golf courses. It also boasts an on-site Spa and two restaurants.

Hotel with 194 rooms, £90-£120 pppnb

Burnham Wick Farm

Burnham Wick Farm is a medium-sized arable farm which adjoins the River Crouch and is very near to Burnham on Crouch.

Touring & Camping Park with 0 pitches

The Ferry Boat Inn

Inn in North Fambridge, mid way between Burnham, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers. Offering relaxation away from the city bustle.

Inn with 6 rooms, £60 prpnb

Mark Farm, Camping & Caravanning Club

Mark Farm is a Camping & Caravan Club members only Certified Site, situated on an organic farm. Toilets/Shower, electric hook-up, hard standing. Excellent walks & bird watching.

Touring & Camping Park with 15 pitches, £18 ptpn

The Oyster Smack Inn

Contemporary independent restaurant with rooms.

Inn with 10 rooms, £110 prpn, £80-£90 prpnb

The Star House Bed And Breakfast

Family run /Georgian townhouse, walking distance (2 minutes) from town centre, historic quay and Promenade Park. Good choice of restaurants close by.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £35 pppnb

The Red Lion Inn

Latchingdon is a small pleasant village set in the Dengie Peninsula not far from Chelmsford the County Town of Essex. For at least 169 years, the Red Lion Inn has been offering a warm welcome to travellers, visitors and locals alike.

Inn with 0 rooms

Fortywinks Bed & Breakfast

Edwardian House built in 1901 close to many heritage attractions. Price on application.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms

Mrs Salisbury’s Serviced Accommodation

Our Serviced Apartments offer superb accommodation in a central location. Our apartments have individual styles and have all been sympathetically restored to a very high standard.

Serviced Apartments with 2 units

20 Head St

Two dedicated clean, spacious and comfortable rooms with double beds in a family home in the centre of a lovely village close to Heybridge Basin and Maldon.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £35-£45 prpn

The Ship Inn

Situated in the High Street of beautiful Burnham-on-Crouch, we offer boutique, stylishly refurbished en suite rooms above a modern pub-restaurant.

Inn with 3 rooms, £115-£140 prpnb

Waterside Holiday Park

Waterside Holiday Park is ideal for a leisurely getaway, set on the back shores of the Blackwater Estuary.

Holiday & Touring Park with 83 pitches, £32 ptpn

Field View Cottage

Discover the real Essex at our recently built self-catering cottage in the peaceful village of Tolleshunt Major.

Self-catering with 1 unit

Beehive Cottage

Cosy two bedroomed period cottage in the Essex village of Goldhanger on the Blackwater Estuary and perfect for walking, cycling and bird watching.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £500 pupw sleeps 1-3

Osea Island Resort

A private island enclosed by four miles of beaches and coastline, just 45 miles from central London. The Edwardian style Manor House sleeps 20, as well as 10 period cottages.

Self-catering with 135 units, £1023-£6677 pupw sleeps 1-20

Bellropes

Bellropes, is a large, country house sitting on the southern bank of the Blackwater Estuary in Bradwell on Sea, Essex.

Guest Accommodation with 0 rooms

Rye Farm

Peaceful, rural location on a working farm with views over fields. Comfortably furnished to high standard. 4 miles from Colchester. Close to Abberton Reservoir & Zoo. Convenient for Mersea Island, Layer Marney Tower & Beth Chatto Gardens.

Self-catering with 4 units, £360-£590 pupw sleeps 2-4

Thatched Cottages

Award winning thatched cottages set in their own private gardens. They are close to the railway station with trains going directly to London in about an hour. Easy access to the town, river & yacht clubs. Perfect for holidays or B&B.

Self-catering with 2 units, £400-£550 pupw sleeps 1-4

Make the most of your visit and stay for a short break or longer holiday to truly experience what the Maldon District has to offer. There is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all styles and budgets, whether your preference is for a boutique hotel, a cosy B&B in an historic building, a holiday park near the water, or a luxury converted barn in a rural setting.

You'll be spoilt for choice as there's something for everyone. Find out more about where to stay in the Maldon District.

FUN FOR THE KIDS

There are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy in the Maldon District. Take a trip to our leisure centres, as well as our numerous parks and play areas for the kids to enjoy throughout the year. The main two parks in the Maldon District are Riverside Park in Burnham-on-Crouch and Promenade Park in Maldon.

With regular events, funfairs, circuses, charity days, and open air cinemas, these two parks are popular year round for both residents and visitors alike. There are also plenty of events outside of these parks to enjoy with the whole family, check out some family days out in the Maldon District.

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