In North Yorkshire lies the market town of Malton, the River Derwent running to the North, making for beautiful views from the comfort of your rented holiday let. The town centre holds numerous indepdent shops and boutiques, such as the Smash Boutique, a wonderfully decorated ladie’s fashion store. Spend an afternoon browing the shops and stop by the vibrant market place, now home to many cafes, spoiling visitors for choice between traditional bars or coffee houses. Take the kids to the nearby Flamingo Land Theme Park for a day of fun and rides, or alternatively visit the Malton Musuem for an educational (yet thrilling!) day out. For more shopping, there is the World Wide Shopping Mall, and nearby is the town’s indepedent cinema, perfect for an evening date with your loved one.

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Malton has a long and interesting history, stretching all the way back to the first century A.D. Visit Castle Garden and you will be standing opposite what was once Malton Castle, an 11th century building. Spend a day in the gorgeous ’Orchard Fields’ with the kids and have a look at the ruins of an old Roman fort – and to find out about more recent history, there is always the Eden Camp military museum. Back in town, stop by one of many pubs for a cool pint, before heading towards The Shambles, a single street lined with delightful and eccentric shops, with its own fascinating culture and past. Along this road you will find the Selina Scott Sock Shop, where BBC presenter Selina Scott sells handmade socks… made of goat hair! A wonderful place to visit with either your loved ones, groups of friends or families with kids is Malton, with a splendid balance of traditional Yorkshire living and quirky, fun activities and sights. Come during the summer season and be a part of the monthly food market, tasting local treats and taking some back to your holiday cottage.