Maldon is on the map for many reasons including its salt, mud races and the Thames barges that sail regularly. 

Marvellous Moot Hall
In the heart of town, The Moot Hall has been part of Maldon life for more than 600 years. Tours of the beautiful Grade I-listed building restart in March, and as a licensed wedding venue, romance oozes here. Climb to the top of the tower and the reward is a 360-degree view from the highest vantage point in the town.

READ MORE: The fascinating history of Maldon's Grade I-listed Moot Hall

Continental Café
While Maldon is renowned for salt, cake at Continental Café is a must. You’ll leave feeling content, perhaps with an extra slice to takeaway, but you certainly won’t leave the size of Edward Bright! Known as the ‘fat man of Maldon’ weighing 47.5 stone, he lived just off the high street between 1721 and 1750.

READ MORE: The story of Edward Bright: 'The Fat Man of Maldon'

Great British Life: Grebes Nest at Chigborough Farm is perfect for couples seeking a glamping experience near MaldonGrebes Nest at Chigborough Farm is perfect for couples seeking a glamping experience near Maldon (Image: Chigborough Farm)

Chigborough Farm
Tranquil and serene, Chigborough offers a great place to reconnect with nature and each other. This idyllic spot in nearby Heybridge has miles of dark skies at night for stargazing and offers both glamping and camping options. The sea wall is just a 10-minute walk away so it’s a great place to explore the wider Blackwater area away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Take to the water
What better way to see Maldon than on the water? Topsail Charters provides various trips on beautiful and historic Thames sailing barges. Vessels are available for public trips (often themed) as well as for private hire, weekends away and weddings. Step aboard for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Promenade Park
Whatever the weather, Promenade Park sees young and old stroll around the beautiful park before visiting the statue of Byrhtnoth which stares over to Northey Island. Grab a hot drink or ice cream from the many kiosks before checking out Museum in the Park. From cinema memorabilia (Maldon once had two cinemas!) to a baker’s oven, displays are changed annually.

READ MORE: The history of Promenade Park in Maldon