The Limes Guest House is perfectly situated for those who wish to discover Maldon, a charming maritime town situated on the Blackwater Estuary and its surrounding area. Just 40 miles from London this historical market town oozes character and appeal and has something for everyone to enjoy, whether it is a relaxing break away, an activity break, a family holiday or a trip to explore some of the fascinating maritime heritage, unspoilt countryside or traditional events. Why not take a step back in time and immerse yourself in Maldon’s remarkable heritage by visiting some of the fascinating museums and historical sites that Maldon has to offer such as Dr Plumes library with its original 17th century book collection or All Saints, an 11th century church that houses the infamous Washington Window in memory of George Washington’s great grandfather Rev. Laurence Washington who is believed to be buried there. Take a trip to Northey Island the first ever recorded battlefield site where the famous Battle of Maldon took place or visit the 15th century Moot Hall and observe the magnificent views of Maldon from its rooftop.
Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA | Tel: +44 (0) 1621 843183
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm, last entry 3:00am. These times may change so view the website for further details on opening hours and more.
The museum of power situated in Langford is housed in a former water pumping station, which provided clean water for residents of Southend-on-Sea, and now contains an extraordinary range of steam, electric and nuclear exhibitions. For a small fee visitors have access to the museum, riverside walks and the observation platform which provides fantastic scenic views.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Essex CO3 OSL | Tel: 01206 331292
Open every day except Christmas day from 9:30am. Closing time varies; see the website for more details.
Colchester zoo is situated 10 minutes from Colchester station and is home to many amazing and endangered species. The zoo is divided into many different themed zones including Africa, Asia and Madagascar and is rated in the top 10 zoos in the UK by many review sites such as trip advisor.
Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE | Tel: 01702 443400
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am to 8:00pm
Adventure Island is a free entry amusement park located in Southend-on-Sea. About a 40 minute drive from Maldon, the amusement park has 32 different rides and attractions and is a great day out for all ages.
Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney, Essex CO5 9US | Tel: 01206 330784
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Layer Marney Tower is England’s tallest Tudor gatehouse. The tower provides views out to the River Blackwater and beyond and its commanding appearance in the Essex countryside ensures that the tower is a must see tourist attraction for anyone visiting Essex.
Tiptree Jam Factory
Brook Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 ORF | Tel: 01621 815487
Open every day 9:30am to 4:30pm
Wilkin & Sons Jam factory, tea rooms and visitor centre provides insight into how one of the Uk’s most popular jams was founded. Visitors can view the museum to find out about the history of the factory, or simply enjoy some of the factories famous spreads in the tea rooms.
The Museum in the Park
47 Mill Road, Maldon | Tel: 01621 842688
Open from Saturday 28th March 2015 to Sunday 1st November 2015:
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 2pm to 5pm & Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays – 11am to 5pm
Maldon Museum (or “The Museum in the Park”) is one of only a handful of the 168 museums in the country to have been awarded accreditation by the arts Council
Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE | Tel: 01702 618747
Open every day 8:15am to 6:00pm
Southend Pier is a major landmark in Essex and the world’s longest pleasure pier. Extending 1.34 miles into the Thames Estuary, the pier provides stunning views and fantastic photo opportunities. The pier also has a railway system, ensuring that those with weary legs can also enjoy the scenery.
Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ | Tel: 01206 282939
Open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day
Colchester Castle is located within the pleasant surrounds of Castle Park in Colchester. The castle itself is a fine example of Norman Architecture and the keep is considered the largest ever in Britain and the largest surviving in Europe. The castle is combined with a museum displaying over 2500 years of history including many important roman artefacts discovered in Britain. The castle is heritage listed and has since become one of the most important sites in Britain.
East Anglian Railway Museum
Station road, Wakes Colne, Essex CO6 2DS | Tel: 01206 242524
Open 10:00am to 4:30pm every day
The East Anglian Railway Museum is located at Wakes Colne Railway station. The museum has a large collection of fully restored locomotives and on days of special events, steam and diesel trains operate short demonstration rides. The museum also hosts three festivals in February, June and September with carriages open to share a drink and enjoy the surroundings.
The Beth Chatto Gardens
Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex CO7 7DB | Tel: 01206 822007
Open Mar to October 9:00am to 5pm, November to February 9:00am to 4:00am
The Beth Chatto Gardens are an ecological garden collection designed by gardener Beth Chatto in 1960. The site was a disused fruit farm, and from the gravel soil and bogs, the gardens were born. The gardens are peaceful and perfect for a stroll in the late afternoon sunshine.
Combined Services Museum
Station Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LQ | Tel: 01621 841826
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:30am to 5:00pm
The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon takes you on a journey through British military history. Beginning in the medieval period, the museum provides a detailed history of significant military events right up to today’s current conflicts. The museum houses many objects of national importance including stunning displays of firearms, armour and even vehicles. Well worth a visit.
Art Exhibition – Woodham Walter
Cost: Free entry (catalogues £1.00) Where: Woodham Walter Village Hall, Rectory Road, CM9 6RE Enquiries: 01245 226469 or 01245 227908
Basin Pleasure Boat Cruises
Time: 11:30 Cost: Adults £6, Children/Concession £4.50 Where: Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, adjacent to Daisy Meadow Car Park, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin Enquiries: 07835 657462
Invitation to View – Layer Marney Tower
Time: 11:00-1:00 Cost: £18.00 Where: Layer Marney Tower, Colchester CO5 9US Enquiries: Prior Booking Essential via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948
Learn to Stand Up Paddle
Time: Book a convenient time Cost: From £35 Where: Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, adjacent to Daisy Meadow Car Park, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin Enquiries: 07597 094233 or visit www.frangipaniSUP.com
Promenade Park Splash Park
Time: 11:00-18:00 Cost: £2.00 per 25 minutes Where: Promenade Park CM9 5JQ Enquiries: 01621 856503
Friday 3rd June visit us between 12 and 3pm and expect drinks, canapés and a tour of our newly refurbished rooms!
Four Poster Feature Rooms
Our Four poster Feature rooms are Individually decorated with en-suite bathrooms, TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. These feature rooms offer sumptuous decor and character as they are situated in the Grade II heritage-listed main house making them the ideal choice for a romantic break or wedding night. Romantic packages are also available. […]
Individually decorated elegant double rooms furnished with an en suite bathroom, TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. Guests can also enjoy a wholesome full English breakfast. For single occupancy rates please ask. For same day bookings please call guesthouse to arrange check in details. A short walk from Maldon’s main street, The Limes […]
We have eight Individually decorated twin rooms situated in our two newly built annexes & in the main Grade II Listed house. These comfortable rooms have en-suite facilities and flat screen TVs . Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided. One of the twin rooms has disabled facilities and a wetroom. Maldon’s main street offers a variety […]
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family Room featuring an en suite bathroom, some including a bath. Our family rooms have a double bed and two single beds. Cots available on request. A short walk from Maldon’s main street, The Limes is a Grade II heritage-listed townhouse offering fresh breakfasts and rooms with private bathrooms and four-poster beds. Guests at The […]
Keep it up – Just perfect for location, service and price. Thank you
Great guest house. Personal touch that sets it apart from large, chain hotels. Homemade jams and marmalades are to die for – lovely
It’s an excellent guest house and the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent
Excellent accommodation and one of the very best B&B guesthouses we have stayed in. Thanks to all the staff
Superb stay, very friendly staff. I will return!
You can’t polish perfection.