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Malton, a pretty Yorkshire market town known as ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’, is only a short scenic drive over the North Yorkshire Moors from many of our luxury holiday homes and is a must visit during your stay. En-route you can discover acres of picturesque Yorkshire countryside, stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages so make sure you give yourself enough time to take in this breathtaking scenery.

You will find there is so much to do in Malton with traditional food shops, Malton cookery school, food tours, restaurants, Talbot Yard, famous events and festivals as well as a large number of excellent independent shops to look around. It is truly a special place to spend time.

For the food lovers in your group, every second Saturday of the month you can enjoy a feast as Malton’s central market place is transformed in to a foodies heaven with over 35 specialist stalls showcasing the best local produce and street food (we recommend trying Fountell’s Yorkshire pudding wraps), live music as well as tasting trips to the Talbot Yard, where you can munch your way around the streets learning about the local history and tasting delicious Yorkshire specialities along the way. This famous food festival is a great day out for all ages and the market trades from 9am to 3pm and there is 2-hour free car parking nearby.

‘Not just the biggest food fest in the North, but the best & certainly the most fun anywhere!’ Prue Leith

Malton’s Food Lovers Festival dates for your diary: 

Saturday 5th October

Saturday 12th October

Saturday 9th November

Saturday 16th November

Saturday 23rd November

Saturday 30th November

Christmas is coming…

On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019 the famous Christmas Market will be in full swing, with Malton’s streets filled with festive food stalls and unique gifts for all… Expect figgy puddings, perfectly prepared turkeys, award-winning macaroons, mulled wine, chestnuts, gin and much more merriment!


The Food Fest of the North…

Get the dates Saturday 23rd and 24th May 2020 in your diary in advance for a must visit for Malton Food Lovers Festival, a huge celebration of Yorkshire’s finest local produce and cooking talent and fun for all of the family.

Expect over 160 artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, live cooking demos from the likes of Tommy Banks and James Mackenzie, book signings, live music, funfair, face painting and much, much more!

While you’re in the area: 

Castle Howard is a must visit, close to Malton and is one of the grandest stately homes in Britain, built in the 16th century and has been home to the Howard family for more than 300 years. Visitors can explore the 1000 acres of beautiful landscape, relax in the idyllic gardens, enjoy lakeside walks and children can play in the adventure playground before heading home.

If you have time, The Yorkshire Arboretum, nestled on the Castle Howard Estate, is a , 120 acre garden of trees from across the globe, set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds and is the backdrop for more than 6000 trees from across the world. With woodland walks, tours, family activities, a café, woodland playground and a busy events programme there’s something on offer for visitors of all ages wanting to enjoy the space, serenity and beauty of this sheltered valley in North Yorkshire.

On the outskirts of Malton is Eden Camp, a multi-award-winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line. An award-winning attraction for all the family, that is both entertaining and educational.

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