The town of Malton
Malton is a vibrant, historic market town in North Yorkshire. Perfectly located betwixt York and Scarborough just to the south of the foothills of the North York Moors National Park. The heritage coast is within 25 miles to the east.
Malton has strong historic connections, dating back to Roman times. Derventio, as it was known then, was an important Roman Fort. Much of this heritage is preserved in Orchard Fields.
The area has been associated with racehorse training for many years, with 30 trainers in the area, and over 1,000 horses, it is often referred to as the Newmarket of the North.
In recent years, Malton has fast gained a reputation as the food capital of Yorkshire, with its weekly market days, food production industries, and monthly food markets with a large two day food lovers festival in May each year.
Malton has a circular Market Place, slightly inclining, with central Church, old Town Hall (now a restaurant) and parking, all encircled by elegant shops and buildings. There are large linear shopping streets beyond this.
The town has several established housing areas, housing estates and industrial / commercial areas, all making this an extremely popular commuter location for York and Scarborough, and is also popular with visitors / tourists alike.
There are many local visitor attractions including Malton Museum, Eden Camp war museum , Flamingo Land theme park and 4 miles distant, Castle Howard, one of England's finest examples of a Baroque style stately home.
All this, set against the backdrop of breath taking wide open countryside and rolling hills.