Malton is located near the picturesque River Derwent, close to the North Yorkshire Moors, which is one of the most beautiful parts of Yorkshire. Situated mid-way between York and the North Yorkshire Coast there are 178,188 people living within a 30 minute off-peak drive time from Malton Market Place and the population is due to grow by a further 2.67% by 2019. (Information accurate as of December 2015 © Experian).
Malton is known for its excellent food offerings and is home to the renowned Food Lovers Festival, the Talbot Hotel Brasserie and Wentworth Restaurant, monthly Food Lovers Markets as well as other fantastic restaurants, an excellent selection of food shops and great food and drink producers.
Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to Malton and he based Scrooge’s office in A Christmas Carol on offices in Chancery Lane, which is now the Counting House museum.
Historically, the town is famous most notably for its Roman history, Charles Dickens association and its strong connection with horseracing. In Roman times it was one of the most important settlements in the north of England with a strategically important cavalry fort. This equestrian link continues to the present day with Malton’s excellent reputation for breeding and training racehorses. Interestingly, Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to Malton and he based Scrooge’s office in ‘A Christmas Carol’ on offices in Chancery Lane, which is now the Counting House Museum.
The architecture of the town is a mix of Georgian and Victorian styles although the basements and origins of many buildings are medieval. With its delightful architecture the town has a charming old world feel that includes some 150 listed buildings.
Malton has always been a working market town and that has never been truer than in the present day. There is a regular livestock market, a traditional market every Saturday and the Food Lovers Market running on the second Saturday of every month. The town is filled with charming independent shops as well as some high street favourites and, for shopping ease parking is free in the Market Place for two hours. Malton is high-speed broadband enabled with speeds of up to 80 mbps.