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.

Maldon Splash Park

Unfortunately the Splash Park and Beach Huts will not be open this year and we are currently hoping to return for the 2021 season.

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

Hanson House

A purpose built 2 bedroom annex in the gardens of the cottage in a semi rural location in Heybridge a parish of Maldon, which is a perfect location for the business traveller and people attending weddings for Vaulty Manor.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £55-£77 prpnb

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

The Anchor Hotel

The Anchor Hotel is a traditional inn, centrally located in the High Street and adjacent to the waterfront. There is a warm welcome, atmospheric bar, home cooked food and comfortable accommodation in a four poster bed.

Guest Accommodation with 1 room

Chigborough Campsite

Touring and camping area a short walk from the sea, nestled in unspoilt countryside with fishing lakes and many facilities.

Touring & Camping Park with 15 pitches, £20-£25 ptpn

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

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

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

Mill House Hotel

The Mill house Hotel is a friendly run hotel offering comfortable accommodation.

Hotel 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

Prince of Wales

A traditional village pub located in Stow Maries, Essex. Inside, the bar has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Furnished with memorabilia from over the years, it has a unique character, guaranteed to enchant all those who visit.

Inn with 4 rooms, £95 prpn

Ship Ahoy Cottages

Ship Ahoy Holiday Cottages are an ideal base for a family holiday or short break where visitors can take advantage of fantastic walks around the isolated marshland coast, world class bird watching, a strong tradition of sailing.

Self-catering with 3 units, £490 pupw sleeps 1-2

Limburn House

A purpose built B&B annexe accommodation. Set in paddocks one mile from Maldon a historic maritime town of Essex. Facilities include a kitchenette, lounge and patio garden with views across the paddocks.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £75 prpnb

Creeksea Place Barns

Set on a picturesque farm in beautiful countryside, Creeksea Place Barns provides luxury holiday accommodation in a lovingly restored historic Essex barn.

Self-catering with 15 units, £90-£1995 pupn sleeps 1-30 , £330 pupw sleeps 3-5

Billy Goat B&B

Billy Goat B&B is situated in a delightful 18th century property in the much sought after semi-rural area of Wickham Bishops.

Bed & Breakfast with 1 room, £80 prpnb

Ye Olde White Harte Hotel

The White Harte offers a choice of 19 contemporary bedrooms, 8 of which overlook the River Crouch. Good food is served in our bars or traditional dinning room. We offer a full range of food with a separate vegan and vegetarian menu.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £59-£95 prpnb

Silver Road Caravan Park

Tucked away at the end of Burnham-on-Crouch High Street, Silver Road Caravan Park stands in a privileged location. This incredibly quiet site has 60 large, level, grass pitches, each pitch has an electric hook-up.

Holiday & Touring Park with 60 pitches

Burnt Mill Cottage

Situated in a quiet position of Main Road with off road parking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

The Bell

The Bell is in the centre of the historic town of Maldon, dating from the 15th Century, it has many interesting features. This delightful home is opening as a family run guest house.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £80-£100 prpnb

Swan Hotel Bar & Grill

The Swan is run by Gary and Jackie and is situated in a prime high street position. It is a grade II listed building which dates from the late 15th century.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £80-£100 prpnb

Crouch Motel

Nestled in the heart of the Dengie Peninsular which is primarily a farming area, adjacent to two rivers which has the added advantage of numerous outdoor activities.

Guest Accommodation with 5 rooms, £75 prpn

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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