Malton Tourist Information

Yorkersgate, Malton

Yorkersgate, Malton

Pretty market town Malton, called Derventio by the Romans who settled in the area, sits midway between the North York Moors National Park and York. The town also offers easy access to the coast and the A1(M). Rich in the arts, Malton is home to the internationally acclaimed arts venue, The Shed, an intimate arts venue showcasing world class poetry, music, comedy and more, including a few decidedly quirky events like The Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race!  

Bustling market town Malton with annual agricultural show and weekly Saturday street market sits on the edge of the Vale of Pickering offering easy access into both the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds to the south. Malton has seen some exciting archaeological finds through the 20th century, both Roman and Medieval and you’ll find numerous artifacts from these finds on display at the Malton Museum. Malton is well placed for a choice of superb attractions in the area. Explore the social history of the Second World War at nearby Eden Camp, which was originally the site for holding prisoners of war. One of Yorkshire’s best theme parks and zoos – Flamingo Land theme park sits just north of Malton.

Malton B&Bs and cottages are perfect holiday bases for walking and touring both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. You’re also conveniently placed near top North Yorkshire family attractions like Eden Camp, a modern themed museum spread across the site of an original World War II prisoner of war camp. Just to the North of Malton you’ll also find the fun family Flamingo Land Theme Park. Stay in Malton during the Ryedale Festival cross two weeks every July, offering a host of music concerts, art exhibitions, opera, literary talks and more in Malton and Ryedale venues. Search accommodation in Malton and book now with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.