Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

The Staithes Art and Heritage festival this weekend has inspired us to discover what arts and heritage the rest of Yorkshire holds. Yorkshire is home to many museums, art galleries and historical landmarks, so why not explore the wonders of this fascinating county!



  • The Hepworth, Wakefield – renowned, world-class gallery offering a vibrant social space and a programme of film screenings, talks and events
  • The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds – the ultimate gallery for sculpture in the heart of the city
  • The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax – a stunning complex of converted nineteenth century mills now home to 6 amazing galleries
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield – an international centre for modern and contemporary art, with 500 acres of landscape and 60 outdoor sculptures
  • Ashley Jackson Art Gallery, Holmfirth – illustrating the life and works of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists
  • York Art Gallery – enjoy a fine display of paintings and ceramics plus a busy events and exhibitions programme
  • Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington – a fascinating range of paintings, sculptures, jewellery and ceramics by contemporary British artists
  • The Civic, Barnsley – one of the town’s landmark creative spaces hosting design-led touring exhibitions from National Galleries, as well as creating unique exhibitions
  • Millennium Gallery, Sheffield – the city’s prestigious destination for art, craft and design where you can explore Sheffield’s heritage including it’s famous metalwork
  • Woodend Art and Craft Gallery, Scarborough – a contemporary venue featuring edgy and thought-provoking exhibitions, with free entry for all



  • Ripley Castle, Harrogate – set in a beautiful location, this historic attraction hosts numerous events year round including archery, falconry, classic car rally, concerts and plays
  • Scarborough Castle – discover it’s 2500 years of history defending a prominent headland between two bays with sheer drops to the sea
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley – one of the most complete and impressive abbeys in the country with an interactive museum, surrounded by stunning moorland
  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon – Yorkshire’s finest Cistercian Abbey ruin with over 10 historics buildings spanning over 800 years of history
  • York Minster – the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, with traces of every age from the Roman occupation
  • Beverley Minster – a Gothic masterpiece with a long and dark history, home to tombs that attracted pilgrims from far and wide
  • Eden Camp, Malton – transports you back to wartime Britain, house in an original prisoner of war camp
  • Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield – showcasing the infamous steel city’s industrial story, from early industrialisation to modern times
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Keighley – enjoy a ride on The Railway Children’s railway through the heart of Brontë Country
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington – set in 50 acres of 19th century parkland on a dramatic cliff-top position, with stunning views, award-winning gardens and the heritage of the grand hall



Village living in Malton

Village living in Malton

A stunning, newly built two-bedroom property in Malton, the food capital of Yorkshire. Damson Avenue is situated in the perfect location for young families, with good schools and family days out in the surrounding area, and great access to Scarborough, Leeds and York.


This beautiful home features a spacious hallway entrance and an open-plan living and dining area, which is versatile and spaciouBarden Artist Impressions making it a great space for entertaining. The lounge leads out through a set of French doors into a private garden, making this an ideal home for summer entertaining. Extra storage space is provided by an under-the-stairs pantry. The contemporary kitchen has a high gloss finish, fitted with oven and vinyl floor.

On the first floor, a landing space leads to two spacious bedrooms; both are fully carpeted and have plenty of space for storage. The modern tiled bathroom is complete with a three-piece suite and over-the-bath shower. A separate WC is also located on the ground floor to help ease the morning rush. This home has off-road parking and pets are welcome!


Set in the heart of Ryedale, this home provides the perfect setting for those who enjoy the great outdoors, with the North York Moors and the coastal town of Scarborough just a short drive away. Families will benefit from a choice of well-Maltonregarded nearby schools, a sports centre and a range of great family days out. There is also a community hospital and vetinary nearby, with Malton train station, a cinema, a golf course and big supermarkets a short distance away, alongside the River Derwent.

Malton is situated in a great location, close to the village of Norton, and with easy access to major Yorkshire cities including York, Harrogate and Leeds, and the beautiful coastal town of Scarborough a short journey to the east. You’ll have plenty of adventures to go on, as Malton is located not far from the Howardian Hills, which are home to Castle Howard, and the stunning North York Moors just a little further north. You’ll never run out of places to explore here!

Food Capital

Malton is the perfect location for food lovers, as this beautiful village is the self-proclaimed ‘Food Capital’ of Yorkshire. And it certainly does produce and host the best food around. There is a traditional market every Saturday, and a new Food Lovers Market every second Saturday, a must visit where you’ll find a whole host of delicious treats! OppMalton4osite The Talbot Hotel is the Talbot Yard Food Court, where an ice cream maker, brewery, bakery, coffee roastery and pasta maker are situated to form the Made in Malton tour of artisan producers, making Malton famous for its local produce. The village is home to a brilliant cookery school where you can learn the tricks of the trade! There is also the yearly Malton Food Lovers Festival on May 28th and 29th which will be full of locally produced food stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chef demos, cookery lessons and much more. Craft beer and cider will be served at the festival bar, and there will be live music and family entertainment for all, definitely not one to miss!

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  • Overton’s Butchers and Fox’s Butchers and Game Dealer
  • Dales Fruit and Veg and Paley’s Fruit and Veg
  • Malton Relish Deli and Dickens of a Deli
  • Malton Fisheries
  • Scoops Ingredients Shop
  • The Patisserie and Costello’s bakery
  • Mennels Chocolates
  • Beechams Health Foods

In terms of eating out, The Talbot Hotel is certainly one of the best, with mouth-watering seasonal dishes using the best of Yorkshire produce and an extensive wine list. The Malton Brasserie is a great eatery for the whole family, with dishes such as mussels steamed in Ampleforth cider, and a children’s menu, served in a relaxed, no nonsense environment. The New Malton is a great gastropub serving delicious local dishes, whilst The Yard is a contemporary pub with a traditional Yorkshire welcome. Try Tuis Thai for something a little different, offering Thai dishes cooked with fresh Yorkshire ingredients. To dine, drink and socialize in comfort, the infamous Rory’s Bar is the place to be. If you’re looking for cute cafes, Leoni’s serves the best coffee and afternoon tea, whilst the New Brew Tea Room is famed for its fresh to order breakfasts, cooked with the finest produce.

For more on the Food Capital, visit

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  • Howardian Hills, an Outstanding Area of Beauty, and Castle Howard which hosts events and exhibitions
  • Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm provides a beautiful, relaxing day out
  • The breath-taking North York Moors National Park
  • Yorkshire Lavender set in the Howardian Hills, with gardens and a farm, deer park and sculpture park
  • Eden Camp, a modern history-themed museum
  • Yorkshire Arboretum, 120 acre garden of trees offering woodland walks, a café, interactive displays, events, lakeside trails and outdoor educationMalton5
  • The Milton Rooms, an art hub for emerging artists to showcase their work
  • Scampston Hall, a Grade II* Listed building surrounded by beautiful gardens
  • Malton Museum, displaying the long history of the village

Upcoming events

  • Malton Food Lovers Festival – 28 & 29 May – Malton
  • Malton Monthly Food Market – 11 June – Malton Market Place
  • Vintage Day – 12 June – Scampston Hall
  • Flower Festival – 23 to 26 June – Castle Howard
  • White Rose Classic – 3 July – Malton Market PlaceMalton6
  • Malton Agricultural Show – 3 July – Scampston Hall
  • The Yorkshire Wolds cycle challenge – 16 & 17 July – starts Norton College
  • Ryedale Festival – 13 to 30 July – Ryedale
  • Malton Game & Seafood Fest – 10 September – Malton Market Place
  • Ryedale Book Festival – 7 to 10 October – Malton

See and for details and more events.