Malton, located in North Yorkshire, is situated to the north of River Derwent. The town was originally built on the site of a former Roman settlement. Visitors will find that there is plenty to see and enjoy in the local area, including a variety of independent shops as well as cafes, public houses and coffee bars. There are also museums to explore as well as a market that is held weekly each Saturday. Ample accommodation options are available in Malton as well as in the surrounding area. Malton can be easily reached from surrounding areas.
The English market of Malton is located within the area of North Yorkshire. The town is home to the offices for the district council of Ryedale. The town of Ryedale has a population of about four thousand people. The town is located on the north side of the River Derwent and this forms the historic boundary between the East Riding and North Ridings of Yorkshire.
The town of Malton is opposite the area that is known as Norton and the River Derwent separates the two areas. The town of Malton is the local centre for commerce. There are a lot of small traditional independent shops that are located within the centre of Malton. The market place within the town has become a popular meeting place and it has a vast number of cafes and coffee bars.
There are a vast number of attractions within the town of Malton and these include the signposting remains for a Roman fort, which was known as Orchard Fields. There are some attractions located just outside the town, which includes Malton Museum, Gilbertine priory and also Eden camp.
The town is known for its connection with Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens visited the town to visit his friend Charles Smithson when he was writing the famous novel A Christmas Carol. There are some festivals that are held within the town in memory of Charles Dickens. The town of Malton and the close by village of Old Malton provides the setting for a collection of different stories.