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.

Where to Stay – Accommodation in Malton

Also browse hotels 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

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.

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.

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.

Where next?

Scarborough and the sea.