Malton – Yorkshire’s food capital
Situated by the River Derwent on the edge of the North York Moors, thriving Malton is known locally as Yorkshire’s food capital – a real foodie’s paradise. With some of Yorkshire’s best restaurants, artisan food shops and cafes, a wander around this Georgian market town is a feast for the senses. It’s also host to some fantastic food festivals, a monthly food market and even its own gin distillery.
- Spend a lazy morning or afternoon browsing the independent shops and cafes
- Stock up on local produce at the boutique food court at Talbot Yard
- Experience the movies in style at the restored Art Deco cinema
- Explore Malton’s Roman past and fascinating social history at Malton Museum
- Book your seats for a show at the Milton Rooms theatre and events venue
- Get an insight into events that formed our modern world at Eden Camp World War 2 experience
- Enjoy the best of contemporary garden design at Scampston Hall Walled Garden
- If you can, time your visit for our famous monthly food market – and see for yourself why celebrities such as Prue Leith, James Martin and Antonio Carluccio rave about Malton
A bit of history
As well as being the food capital of Yorkshire, Malton has also been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times. North of the Roman fort site at Orchard Fields is the original town of Old Malton, with its wonderfully ancient stone houses and quaint dwellings.
In the centre of Old Malton stands the most beautiful Gilbertine Priory – St Mary’s. Malton was also a popular spot for Charles Dickens, who is reported to have written ‘A Christmas Carol’ whilst staying in the town.
Malton’s also famous for its thoroughbred horses and race horses have galloped its Langton Wold for centuries.