26 September 2011
Welcome to the Malton Tourist Information Centre Webpage!
Here at Malton Tourist Information Centre we have been serving visitors and the community for many successful years offering a wide range of services and local produce.
Enjoying an enviable location with Malton Library on St.Michael's Street, our friendly, knowledgeable staff are keen to help visitors to the town with advice on how best they can make the most of their time, highlighting the many attractions and wonderful countryside around the area to explore.
The enthusiasm and high level of customer service offered by the team is reflected in winning Welcome to Yorkshire’s best Tourist Information Centre in the 2010 White Rose Awards – a wonderful accolade and one we are very proud of! Please enjoy browsing through our website pages and we would be delighted to help you plan your visit so do get in touch.
We are here to help and offer you a warm welcome to Malton.
We are open:
Monday to Friday 09.30 – 17.00.
Saturday 09.30 to 16.00.
Closed - Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Malton Tourist Information Centre
St Michael's Street
Two hours free parking close to the Information Centre!
+44 01653 600048
Accommodation Line (UK Only): 0800 137233
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VisitRyedale
SAT NAV : YO17 7LJ
How to find us:-
From the traffic lights in the centre of Malton turn on to Wheelgate and then take the first turn left onto St Michael’s Street. We are located in the library which is half way along the road on the left.
By Bus or rail:-
From the station, head slightly uphill over the bridge and continue on to the top of Railway Street. At the T-Junction turn left and then immediately right onto Saville Street. Take the next turn right near the top of the street on to St Michael’s Street. Half way along you will find the library building on the right and the Tourist Information Centre is located here.
Malton lies off the A64 York/Scarborough road. Follow the signs for Malton taking the slip road off the A64. From the East you will drive through Norton first and then into Malton over the level crossing. Free parking for up to two hours is in place around the Market Place, which operates a one-way system. There is other pay and display parking clearly signed around the town at Wentworth Street and Water Lane.
Approximate distances from Malton:
York 16 miles
Pickering 9 miles
Whitby 31 miles
Scarborough 23 miles
Helmsley 15 miles
Useful public transport links:
York>Malton>Pickering>Whitby Coastliner bus service - www.coastliner.co.uk
Malton>Hovingham>Helmsley Stephensons bus service - www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk
Scarborough>York>Leeds>Manchester/Liverpool rail - www.tpexpress.co.uk
Journey Planner for public transport - www.transportdirect.info
Our awarding winning team is here to help six days a week, Monday to Saturday, all year round.
Our operator is Ryedale District Council (www.ryedale.gov.uk), based in Malton and covering some 600 square miles of beautiful, rural North Yorkshire, including the four market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton and Pickering.
We are based in the library in the heart of Malton on St Michael’s Street.
Malton is the ‘heart’ of Ryedale with its beautiful architecture and traditional markets. The earliest settlement in Malton was likely to be in the late Iron Age however, in 1st Century AD the Romans arrived and established a fort by the River Derwent. Over the centuries the town flourished and evidence of this can be seen in the beautiful buildings still surrounding the Market Place and locality.
The town has a well-established racing heritage and Open Stables events will be returning this year. St Mary’s Priory in Old Malton is the only Gilbertine Priory Church in England still in use and is well worth a visit. Both St Leonard’s and St Michael’s Church in the town were set up as chapels to the St Mary’s Priory in the 12th Century.
The Castle Garden is a five-acre public garden off Orchard Fields and is free of charge and open daily. Livestock markets are still held weekly on Tuesday & Friday as well as a traditional market on Saturday and monthly Farmers Market. We also have a cinema and a wealth of eateries around the town.
Malton is surrounded by wonderful countryside, primarily agricultural, with the Yorkshire Wolds lying to the East, the Vale of Pickering to the North and the Howardian Hills AONB to the West. Pretty estate villages are dotted around the area and the picturesque River Derwent winds its way through the town. There are many opportunities for walking and cycling in the area, including The Wolds Way National Trail extending from Filey in the East to Hessle in the South and passes by Wharram Percy, the deserted Medieval Village, which is of huge historic importance.
We are pleased to help with your enquiries at the counter, by telephone, email or post. These are some of the services we offer to our visitors and local residents:
- Accommodation booking service for anywhere in the UK
- Information on attractions & events in Ryedale and the whole of Yorkshire – even the whole of the UK
- Information on walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits
- Timetables for public transport
- Local guidebooks and maps
- Local crafts and souvenirs for sale
- Tickets for local events and charities – we are ticket agents for The Milton Rooms, The Shed, Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Futurist
- Office services – photocopying, fax
- Let us source your Holiday Information for anywhere in the UK
We welcome your feedback on our service and will use your comments where we can to improve on our service for future users.
Please help us by completing the short questionnaire. “Thank you for taking time to complete this short questionnaire”. Please indicate which of our services you used (see Les’ references) by emailing any comments or suggestions in confidence to
Thank you – we value your comments
The TIC is equipped with a portable Induction Loop, and staff are trained in using the RNID Typetalk service
Information is available in large-print version, and other information can be printed in large-font option on request. Timetables can be provided in enlarged photocopy version. We regret no information is available in Braille.
There are no public toilet facilities on site. Public toilets (including Radar Key accessed toilet for disabled persons) are located on the Market Place. Radar Keys available in the TIC (purchase price £3, or one key available on loan).
Wheelchair - Loan Service
One wheelchair (requires carer to push) is available on loan to visitors. The service is free of charge, but donations to the TIC charity fund are welcome and are used to supply/maintain the chairs and to help local charities which benefit visitors. The chairs can be reserved in advance for collection from the TIC as arranged (Tel: 01653 600048)