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Maldon has a varied and interesting history, it is acknowledged worldwide for its coastal connections with the famous sea salt. The iconic Thames Sailing Barges and infamous yearly mud race. Maldon is a historic maritime town, known for the Battle of Maldon in 991 CE, making it the oldest recorded site in England. This is where the Viking raiders defeated the Saxons on the mainland opposite the Island of Northey.
The Promenade Park
The promenade park is undoubtedly the most visited location in Maldon, originally created over one hundred years ago upon the sloping bank of the River Blackwater. In the summer, it's perfect for hiring a beach hut for the day, has several picnic areas, historic pubs, The Tearoom Barge, the Maldon Motor Show, Maldon Carnival, open-air cinema, markets, and boat trips. Enjoy a walk along the beautiful riverside offering views of the estuary and its abundant wildlife.
Visit Maldon's Promenade Park
Things to do
Museum of Power - Langford - 39-minute walk
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Maldon High Street
Maldon High Street has a wide range of independent retailers & high street brands. There are Boutique shops to be explored down numerous alleyways branching off of the high street. You'll defiantly want to check out the famous British Mrs Salisbury's Tea Room which is situated in the blue plaque dwelling of the late Edward Bright.
If you're looking to eat out there are plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from such as the Black Rabbit Pub and SARK RESTAURANT.
Nearby tourist attractions include Maldon Promenade Park, The Museum of Power, Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, and more.
Witham and Hatfield Peverel are just a short drive away, they both have mainline railway stations which take you directly to London Liverpool Street. The Tower is only 23 miles from Southend-on-Sea and the nearest airport is London Southend, just 21 miles away.
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