Private Town Tours

Private Town Tours

Private Tours for groups of up to 20 people can be booked on any of the Walking Tour topics, and these can be either day or evening tours, and are subject to volunteer availability.

Each tour last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The cost is £7:50 per person for all tours, including personal audio equipment to assist with COVID-19 safety protocols.

If you would like to find out more please contact us: [email protected]

Current Topics

Discovering Malton’s Roman Fort

Archaeological work on Malton’s Roman fort, which was as large as any on Hadrian’s Wall, has suggested that it was one of very few forts that were probably operated in varying strength throughout the Roman occupation. Roman soldiers were also efficient builders, which meant that military forts were regularly altered, abandoned and re-instated as necessity arose.

Partly built over later by the Normans and cut through by the Thirsk to Malton railway much later, what is left is an unevenly shaped grass field with banks and ditches, but with many hidden stories to discover.

This newly created guided tour explains the layout of the fort and describes the life of the typical Roman cavalryman. It also looks at life in the Roman civilian town which grew up around the fort and across the river.

Malton’s Georgian Boom time

Our town centre guided tour tells the story of the Georgian market town which was a prosperous regional agricultural market centre for nearly three centuries. It describes the impact of the wealthy family who created new trading opportunities and the birth of the horse racing industry.

Malton Horse Power

This guided tour takes in Malton’s two market areas and finishes at the Talbot Hotel. The tour identifies key buildings to tell the story of Malton and Norton’s strong connections with the horse, having the largest horse market in the land and playing an important role in the development of horse racing from the late 17th century to the present day.

Butchers, Booze and Biscuits

This tour takes a route along a stretch of the riverbank via Water Lane and the railway station and tells the story of Malton’s 18th and 19th century trade and transport, and life before the motor car. The river and railway in Malton and Norton were once bustling with life and were extremely important, but now both are quiet, and the river in particular is now hidden and almost forgotten. It is difficult to imagine the station was once a very busy place with an imposing railway goods handing building, an outsized noisy cattle dock and extensive coal sidings to serve a wide area.