Top ten things to do in and around Malton

One

We Love Malton, Monthly Market and Malton Food Lovers Festival. The Saturday Malton monthly food market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned events. It’s popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced and is loved by local foodies, chefs and keen amateur cooks.  Set across the streets of Malton in May each year, the Food lovers Festival has become one of the most popular events of its kind in the north of England.

http://maltonyorkshire.co.uk/food-lovers-festival/

Two

Castle Howard was built for the third Earl of Carlisle and is one of Britain’s greatest estates.  It is now home to the Howard family, and is situated just four miles from Malton.

http://www.castlehoward.co.uk/house-and-grounds/tickets-and-admission.html

Three

Malton shopping is a delight with so many fascinating small independent shops and quirky stores. To ensure a thriving local economy Malton retailers work hard to actively encourage its people and visitors, both from the Town and the surrounding areas to use its wide variety of shops, rather than visiting large out of town centres, or buying online.

http://totallylocallymaltonandnorton.co.uk/tlm/category/news/

Four

Kirkham Priory lies to the west of Malton and its riverside Augustinian ruins are set in the beautiful Derwent Valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirkham-priory/

Five

Yorkshire Lavender is situated to the north of Malton close to the village of Terrington. It is Yorkshire’s premier Lavender Farm, set in a spectacular 60 acre hillside location within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

https://www.yorkshirelavender.com/pages/things-to-do 

Six

The North York Moors National Park lies just eight miles to the north of Malton. Designated in 1952, it is one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom, covering an area of 554 square miles.

http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/

Seven

Nunnington Hall is a beautiful Yorkshire house, nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye, with a sheltered walled garden, with spring-flowering organic meadows, orchards and flamboyant peacocks.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall/

Eight

The North York Moors Railway starting seven miles to the north of Malton has magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff.  The railway is both lovingly preserved and is charmingly authentic.

http://www.nymr.co.uk/

Nine

Walking tours. There’s an excellent selection of walks available throughout Ryedale with four starting and/or ending in Malton. Details are included on the ifootpath website and at

http://www.visitryedale.co.uk/see-do/activities/walking

Ten

Eden Camp is located on the outskirts of Malton and is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp.

http://www.edencamp.co.uk/about.html

With thanks to Malton Town Council:  http://www.malton-tc.gov.uk