New homes in Malton
Whether you’re tasting samples at the local food festival, exploring dramatic coastlines or taking a day trip to nearby cities, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Malton. Located near the North York Moors and just a short commute from York, Malton could be the perfect place for you and your family to set up home.
A quick history
Malton dates back to the Roman era when a settlement grew alongside a Fort and the River Derwent. After the Norman invasion, Malton Castle was built and later visited by Richard the Lionheart, Edward II and Robert the Bruce. You can now visit the site at Castle Garden.
The Town Hall was built during the 18th century and used by local farmers as a butter market. The Assembly Rooms opened in 1814, and the local railway connected Malton to nearby towns and cities in the mid 19th century, bringing more wealth to the area.
Business and industry
Malton is home to a number of small food producers, while employers in nearby York include; Nestle UK, the City of York Council and the York Health Services Trust. Plaxton and McCain are based in Scarborough, within commuting distance of the town.
Things to do in the area
One of the most popular attractions in Malton is the food market, which takes place in the town centre once a month and features a range of local producers. The annual Malton Food Lovers Festival comes to the town each May, while you can visit the ever-popular Talbot Yard Food Court all year round.
There are a number of historic attractions near to Malton, including; the stately home and gardens Castle Howard. York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre are all within driving distance, while the North York Moors and the Howardian Hills are ideal locations for a walk or cycle ride in the countryside.
Other places of interest close to Malton include; The Yorkshire Arboretum, Flamingo Land, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Norton Golf Club.
Travel and commuting
Located alongside the A64, and with its own train station, Malton is well-connected by both road and rail. York is a 25-minute train journey from the town, or 30-minutes by car, while the journey to Scarborough takes just 20-minutes by train or 40-minutes by car.
If you’re taking a trip to London, the train to King’s Cross takes just two hours 25-minutes with one change in York. When it’s time to take a much-needed holiday, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are both one hour and 15-minutes away by car, so there are plenty of destinations to choose from.