Malton is a charming market town approximately 19 miles north-east of York, and about halfway between York and Scarborough. It holds a weekly market on Saturdays and a monthly farmers market. It also has some very interesting and rather quaint shops - including a very old-fashioned sweetshop, where the sweets our parents and grandparents used to buy are sold loose.
Malton is on the southern edge of the North York Moors, and it's the ideal base for day trips to the Moors, the coast and the magnificent City of York.
Malton offers 2 hours of FREE PARKING in the town centre (YO17 7LX). Car parking can be found in the central Market Place, Chancery Lane, the Shambles Car Park (YO17 7LF/YO17 7JN) and Navigation Wharf (YO17 7AA). Some restrictions may apply during Festivals and on Market Days and Monthly Food Markets (2nd Saturday of the month, etc.).
Additional Pay and Display Long Stay car parking can be found at both the Wentworth Street Car Park and Water Lane Car Park. Customers visiting Talbot Yard can park for free (during the time of their visit). Parking is available at the rear (adjacent to Fersina Windows’ showroom), off the Horsemarket Road. Disabled parking is available within the town centre and in the Wentworth Car Park also. Flat level access from the Wentworth Street is available if using the exit point via Greengate, on to Princess Road, heading to Spital Street.
These can be found on Yorkersgate (NatWest and Barclays), HSBC in the Market Place and on Wheelgate you’ll find cash points for both the TSB and Yorkshire Bank.
Malton Priory Church incorporates the remains of a rare Gilbertine priory, and the Malton Museum is an archaeological museum with many of the Roman artefacts which have been discovered locally.
Interesting fact: Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to Malton and wrote A Christmas Carol whilst staying in the town.
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Malton Priory Church
North York Moors
City of York
Helmsley Walled Garden
Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, Pickering
Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole