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Malton has been making a name for itself as a food town built around its famous local produce, award-winning monthly Food Markets, annual Food Lovers Festival, and some of the best food shops in Yorkshire.
The TransPennine rail links offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the town’s shops, eateries and local attractions without the need for a car. Thanks to those rail links this North Yorkshire market town is also handy to get to, at just under an hour from Leeds and 2 hours from Manchester Piccadilly.
Malton itself is a compact historical market town with a fantastic array of independent shops and artisan food producers within a 10 walk from the station. Onward travel from Malton station is very straightforward too. There’s a taxi rank directly outside the station – or if you want to book in advance you can call Station Taxis on 01653 696969. The Coastliner bus station is also opposite the station offering onward connections to Castle Howard, Flamingo Land, Eden Camp, Pickering, Goathland and the coast. To plan your onward bus journey go to the Coastliner site.
Malton is an excellent base from which to visit some of the country’s most popular attractions. To the west is Castle Howard, perhaps the most spectacular country house in the North of England. Eden Camp is a unique museum of social life during WWII housed in an original Prisoner of War Camp. A visit to this unique award-winning museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. A few miles to the north, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo is the perfect destination for a fun filled family day out, with over 50 rides and plenty of attractions.
Malton has a growing community of artisan ‘Made In Malton’ producers and a burgeoning restaurant scene from family pizza places to intimate fine dining. The Talbot is a beautiful seventeenth century riverside coaching inn serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A restaurant with 26 cosy rooms, The Talbot also has a buzzing bar and feasting room. In the Market Place, the New Malton is a charming gastropub which features in the Michelin UK restaurant guide. An excellent eatery open seven days a week for lunch and dinner serving a great selection of local dishes.
‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ is naturally full of fantastic artisan food producers but there’s more to Malton than just food! Centred around the pretty Market Place you will also find a host of independent retailers offering an eclectic mix of unique gifts, homewares, clothing and antiques. The Shambles is a charming street dedicated mainly to antiques dealers. This old world haven is the perfect place to find unusual and delightful antique prints, furniture, miniatures, curiosities, books, records and much more. The World Wide Shopping Mall has everything you could possible want under one roof including toys, lights, shoes, lingerie and pottery.
A short walk from the station you’ll find The Talbot, a characteristic country hotel offering timeless elegance and superior hospitality. The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds on the edge of town with an excellent restaurant and a lovely terrace for outside dining. The Mount Hotel, which has been recently refurbished, offers rooms and a restaurant on the approach to Malton. Supplying a wide range of beers, lagers, wines, cocktails plus tea and coffee, Chapter Two is a new bar in the centre of Malton with six en-suite letting bedrooms.
If you’re looking for theatre, music, dance, art or comedy then visit the Milton Rooms. It’s the largest theatre in Ryedale and has a wide variety of acts every week. Be sure to check the schedule to see what is on whilst you are in Malton. The independent Palace Cinema is a charming art deco gem showing many of the latest blockbuster films as well as some cinema classics. There's also lots to do and see right on our doorstep: The North York Moors, historic houses and the stunning Yorkshire coastline. It is truly a special place to spend time.