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Axe harbour at Seaton, Devon.


a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

Pictures of Old Malton

in the county of North Yorkshire

About Old Malton

This delightful village nestles beneath the shadow of the Howardian Hills close to the rivers Rye and Derwent. It is a lovely old place with a gentle atmosphere, and is perhaps best known for its beautiful Gilbertine Priory Church which was begun in the 12th century. The church, dedicated to St.Mary is built from what remained of the former priory, the nave, part of the facade with a carved doorway, and the south-west tower. Here amongst other treasures you can see excellent misericords, one with a painted green man. Old Malton Priory was chief of all the Gilbertine monasteries until Henry VIII sacked Rome.

A number of wealthy people were attracted to this pleasant area when Ryedale first began to open up. The picturesque scenery was surely the main attraction, but the good gallops and ideal hunting conditions must have encouraged many a gentleman to adopt this lovely part of Yorkshire as his home. Old Malton has fine stone houses, quaint cottages, and in the wider area there are attractive ancient farmhouses to be seen. The Wentworth Arms first opened its doors in the year 1700 as a coaching inn on the road to Pickering. Today, it is as warmly welcoming as it was all those centuries ago, and has fortunately managed to retain much of its historic character.

Old Malton lies just a short distance from Malton, a town with a wonderful market place that still looks very much as it did a hundred or so years ago. Malton had associations with Charles Dickens, he is understood to have been a frequent visitor in the town. The Old Lodge Hotel is converted from the former gate-house of what was once a grand manor house, and for those keen on touring historic homes, the centuries old Castle Howard is within easy driving distance of both Malton and Old Malton.

This is beautiful walking, riding and fishing country where at every turn you see mother nature clothed in all her glory. As such, both Old Malton and Malton make ideal destinations to use as a base from which to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, and the stunning coastal scenery between Flamborough Head and Whitby.

Recommended towns & villages near Old Malton

Cottage in Thornton-le-Dale near Pickering

Thornton-le-Dale (48 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction N of Old Malton)

Thornton-le-Dale is a lovely village lying at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors...

Pickering 2

Pickering (140 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction N of Old Malton)

The enduring popularity of the East Coast of North Yorkshire owes much to the excellent long sandy beaches, while the lure of the wild moorland and its communities never fades...

A picture of Levisham

Levisham (19 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction N of Old Malton)

This beautiful isolated moorland village overlooks Newton Dale; the road plunges down towards the station, a watermill and a church, on Levisham Beck...


Helmsley (172 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NW of Old Malton)

The town itself is very pretty with lots of interesting stone buildings set around a market square where visitors can find attractive craft and gift shops, as well as cafe's and no less than four former coaching inns...

Rosedale View

Rosedale Abbey (20 Pictures) in the county of North Yorkshire

(15.0 miles, 24.2 km, direction N of Old Malton)

This is a lovely village hidden in a lush green valley landscape of sweeping hillsides, meadows and breathtaking scenery...

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Eden Camp Museum, Malton, North Yorkshire.

Eden Camp (162 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

Unlike most museums, the Eden Camp Museum is a real living celebration of the nations war-time experiences. This is told through.....

Malton Museum, Malton , North Yorkshire.

Malton Museum (1 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction SW)


Animals at Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo (4 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction N)


Castle Howard

Castle Howard (140 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction W)

Close to the historic city of York is the hauntingly beautiful Castle Howard. This magnificent house was used as the setting for.....

Slingsby Castle, North Yorkshire

Slingsby Castle (1 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction W)

The remains of a moat still surround the ruinous Slingsby Castle built for Ralph de Hastings in 1338. Indeed, the moat may well.....

Sheriff Hutton Castle, North Yorkshire

Sheriff Hutton Castle (4 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SW)

The remains of this once fine castle built by Sir Bertram de Bulmar, Sheriff of Yorkshire in the 12th century and subsequently.....

A forest trail, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Dalby Forest (17 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction NE)

The Dalby Forest lies in the majestic northern uplands at the edge of North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is mostly a.....

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