Malton is a market town in North Yorkshire, England.
For hundreds of years, the area around Malton has been at the centre of what is known today as Ryedale.
It is located to the north of the River Derwent which forms the historic boundary between the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. It is on the A64 from York to Scarborough on the coast. Facing Malton on the other side of the Derwent is Norton.
Malton is the local commercial centre. In the town centre there are lots of small traditional independent shops. The market place has recently become a meeting area with a number of coffee bars and cafés opening all day to complement the public houses. Most of the town's real estate is owned by the Fitzwilliam estate..