Welcome to Malton

The town of Malton stands on the banks of the River Derwent and has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times, when a 22 acre legionary fort , Derventio , at what is now Orchard Fields, was established in AD70.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN HISTORY AT ORCHARD FIELDS
In AD70 the 22 acre Roman legionary fort of Derventio was situated here. The site now offers a peaceful place to unwind, take a picnic, or let the children run round in the neighbouring Castle Gardens.

 

In recent years Malton has emerged as a food destination, with a reputation built around its famous local produce and some of the best food shopping in Yorkshire. With award winning Monthly Food Markets, Farmers' Markets and the annual Food Lovers Festival, the town attracts internationally renowned chefs and food writers.

BUY SOMETHING DELICIOUS TO EAT LATER
With deli's, a patisserie and an old fashioned sweetshop as well as traditional butchers, fishmongers, and grocers, there's something to tempt everyone's taste buds.

 

There is a vibrant restaurant scene and a range of tearooms, café bars and real ale pubs.

VISIT THE PUBS, BARS AND EATERIES ROUND THE MARKET SQUARE.
Find Chapter One Bistro and Chapter Two Bar; The Yard; No.46; The Hidden Monkey tearooms; The Royal Oak.

 

More recent additions to the town include the Malton Cookery School and a growing community of 'Made In Malton' producers, including new breweries and artisan food producers at Talbot Yard.

VISIT THE TALBOT YARD
Based in a charming coaching Yard, Talbot Yard Food Court is home to fantastic Made In Malton food producers.

Visit Groovy Moo Ice Cream, Bluebird Bakery, Roost Coffee Roastery and Food 2 Remember.

 

The town has a plethora of bespoke and independent shops alongside high street names, making for exciting shopping in a pleasant market town. Among the many historic buildings, longstanding family businesses sit side by side with vibrant new retailers, creating a varied retail profile in the town.

BROWSE THE ECLECTIC SHOPS
The great variety of goods on offer includes clothes, traditional hardware, sporting goods, country sports, pets and equestrian goods, flowers and a garden centre, books, curios, collectables and gifts.

 

During the 18th and 19th century significant improvements were made to the properties in the town centre. Look round the alleyways to discover hidden routes to old courtyards. Can you find the three screen cinema?

FEAST ON TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Take time to look up and around you. The town has some real architectural gems including the 18th century Town Hall, now fully restored.

 

The town boasts two hotels

TAKE TEA AT A HISTORIC HOTEL
Choose from the Talbot, originally a 17th century hunting lodge and now serving the best of Yorkshire on a plate in its renowned restaurant, or

The Old Lodge, which was originally built in 1604 as the Gatehouse to the Castle of Malton. It is a listed building, that narrowly escaped demolition due to a family feud! Its grounds are a National Monument, due to the ancient treasures that may lie beneath.

 

If you have time go through Orchad Fields to the south east corner where you will find, under the remains of the railway bridge, entry to the area known as Lady Spring Woods. Walk along the river Derwent to Old Malton. You can return by road from Old Malton Priory.

EXPLORE THE RIVER DERWENT
Riverside walk to Old Malton.