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Norton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire, YO17

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Norton-on-Derwent is a thriving town and community separated from Malton by the River Derwent. The town is situated equidistant between the historical medieval city of York and the spa town of Scarborough together with the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. The A64 which bypasses the town affords convenient access.

Although evidence of a settlement predates Roman times, the most significant settlement was Derventio, a Roman fort and commune on a 22 acre site next to the current location of the County Bridge. The principal roads and streets of Norton follow very closely and, indeed, were part of the Roman lines of communication. The discovery of ruined kilns has shown that Norton had a thriving pottery industry in the 3rd century.

At the heart of Norton is Church Street and Commercial Street, the main shopping area, bustling with activity and shops, consisting of a good mix of local shopping and businesses including restaurants and public houses.

Norton continues to be one of the principal centres in the country for the horse racing industry. Its vibrant horse racing industry is evident within and on the outskirts of the town, having many trainers and stables. Horses are put through their paces at the Langton Wold and Highfield Gallops, and early risers will come across strings of horses in and around the town coming from and going to the gallops. The annual Malton Stables Open Day allows visitors a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of Malton and Norton’s successful racing industry. Over 20 trainers across Ryedale open their doors to the public each August, along with demonstrations and displays.

Nestled in the rolling Yorkshire countryside, Norton and adjoining Malton are the perfect place to experience the freedom of the great outdoors and take advantage of the many leisure activities available. Cyclists in particular are blessed with both the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Yorkshire Wolds that offer excellent day rides on back-roads and country lanes, many of which are accessible by train from Malton station. Look out for the Bike Skies Bike Rides and Cycle Rides in the Howardian Hills publications available from Tourist Information Centre’s, local retailers or online at

Malton and Norton Golf Club is a 27 hole parkland golf course and is the sporting home of Simon Dyson, the internationally known golf professional. The course, accessed from Welham Road, has an excellent reputation and attracts visitors from a wide catchment area.

Norton and Malton are well served by public transport, the town’s bus and railway station are both situated in Norton. The railway station is on the TransPennine Express Route with fast trains every hour running from Scarborough to York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. Norton is also home to the Coastliner bus service with regular services running from Leeds, through York and Norton out towards Pickering, Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington, in addition to a number of other local bus routes. Both bus and rail links offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the town’s shops, eateries and local attractions without the need for a car.

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