Visit Malton - Yorkshire's Food Capital

Discover Malton

Malton is a pretty Yorkshire market town, located on the north of the River Derwent on the historic boundary between the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire.

The town is known as a top foodie destination with its famous food festival, monthly food market, Malton Cookery School, traditional food shops and ‘Made in Malton’ artisan producers. It was Antonio Carluccio who first called the town, “Yorkshire’s Food Capital!”. It also has a large number of excellent independent shops. See the weather forecast for Malton.


Where to Stay – Accommodation in Malton

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Ryedale Cottage in Malton

Ryedale Cottage

8 Commercial St, Norton, Malton YO17 9ES, UK

Great Habton Cottage

5 Blacksmiths Row, Great Habton, Malton YO17 6TU, UK

Garden Cottage

Habton Ln, Great Habton, Malton YO17 6TY

1 Rodgers Mews

Malton, YO17 7AA, United Kingdom

Laurel Farm

Malton, YO17 8EB, United Kingdom

The Old Chapel, Malton

Malton, YO17 6TU, United Kingdom

The Bothy, 21 West Street, Malton

Malton, YO176SP, United Kingdom

Sykes Lodge

Malton, YO17 9QS, United Kingdom

Saville Street

Malton, YO17 7AB, United Kingdom

Primrose Cottage

Malton, YO17 9LU, United Kingdom

Hartswood East

Malton, YO17 8JA, United Kingdom

Facts About Malton, North Yorkshire

  1. Malton is a market town located in North Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town has a population of approximately 5,000 people.
  3. Malton is situated on the River Derwent, which flows through the town.
  4. The town is known for its historic architecture, including the 12th-century St. Michael’s Church.
  5. Malton is home to the Talbot Hotel, which dates back to the 17th century and has hosted many famous guests over the years.
  6. The town is also known for its food and drink, with a number of local producers and restaurants offering high-quality cuisine.
  7. Malton has a railway station on the York to Scarborough line, providing easy access to both cities.
  8. The town is located near the North York Moors National Park, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
  9. Malton has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
  10. The town was an important centre for the Roman Empire, with a number of archaeological sites and artefacts still visible today.

Malton on the Map

Malton is in the North York Moors, between York and the Yorkshire Coast.


10 Things to Do in Malton

  1. Malton Monthly Food Market: Visit this bustling market, which showcases the finest Yorkshire produce, from artisan breads to locally brewed beers.
  2. Malton Food Tours: Take a guided tour to sample the best of Malton’s food scene, meeting local artisans and tasting their produce on the second Saturday of the month.
  3. Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum: Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of wartime Britain at this award-winning museum located in a former World War II prisoner of war camp.
  4. Malton Museum: Delve into the rich Roman history of the town and explore artifacts from the region.
  5. Walk the Malton Town Trail: Embark on a self-guided walk around the town’s historic sites, taking in the beautiful Georgian architecture.
  6. Visit the Malton Cookery School (now called The Cook’s Place): Hone your culinary skills with a range of courses, from baking to game cookery, all inspired by Yorkshire’s abundant produce.
  7. Flamingo Land Resort: Just a short drive from Malton, this family-friendly theme park and zoo offers thrills for all ages.
  8. Stroll the Riverside Walk: Enjoy a tranquil walk along the River Derwent, soaking in the scenic beauty and spotting local wildlife.
  9. Craft and Antique Shops: Wander through the town’s quaint streets and discover a myriad of independent shops, perfect for picking up unique gifts or treasures for your home.
  10. Attend the Malton Harvest Food Festival (now called the Food Lovers’ Festival): Celebrate the end of summer with this festival, which brings together local chefs, brewers, and farmers for a day of gastronomic delight.

FAQs About Malton

Is Malton Worth Visiting?

It’s well worth visiting, particularly if you like food. Foodies will find Malton is one of the best towns in North Yorkshire in terms of options.

What day is Malton market?

The market takes place on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. There are also livestock markets at the auction mart twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

What is Malton known for?

Malton is known for its food scene, with a variety of independent food shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is also home to the annual Malton Food Lovers Festival.

What are some popular attractions in Malton?

Popular attractions near Malton include the historic Malton Museum, the beautiful Castle Howard estate, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Is Malton a good place to visit for families?

Yes, Malton is a great place to visit for families. There are plenty of family-friendly activities, such as the Eden Camp Modern History Museum and the Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.

What is the best time of year to visit Malton?

The best time of year to visit Malton depends on your interests. If you’re interested in food, the Malton Food Lovers Festival in May is a must-visit. If you prefer outdoor activities, the summer months are ideal for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.

Is Malton easy to get to?

Yes, Malton is easily accessible by car and train. It is located just off the A64 and has its own train station, with regular services to York and Scarborough.

Where Next?

Journey into the North York Moors, take a trip to the Yorkshire Coast, or head to the ancient cobbled streets of York for a day of shopping amidst historic splendour. Also see our North Yorkshire page.

Where Next After Malton, North Yorkshire

After visiting Malton, North Yorkshire, there are plenty of other charming towns and villages in the area worth exploring. Just a short drive away is the picturesque market town of Helmsley, which boasts a stunning castle and a variety of independent shops and cafes. Another nearby destination is the historic city of York, with its impressive cathedral, medieval walls, and world-renowned museums.

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, the North York Moors National Park is just a stone’s throw away from Malton. Here, visitors can hike through rolling hills, admire stunning views, and even spot some of the area’s famous wildlife, such as red deer and wild ponies. Alternatively, the coastal town of Whitby is also within easy reach, offering visitors the chance to stroll along the beach, explore the town’s Gothic architecture, and sample some of the best fish and chips in the country.

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