Visiting the garden


Opening Times

The Castle Garden is open every day during daylight hours. It is also available to hire by other community groups who want to run events in this beautiful venue.

Please contact us if you are interested in Venue Hire.


Entrance to the Garden is completely free. However, you are invited to leave a donation for the continued upkeep of this space. Please contact us if you would like to leave us a donation.


We are unable to offer parking on-site, however there is parking available on Marketplace and Water Lane. Details can be found on Parkopedia

Getting Here


Malton is easily accessible by car from the A64, and once you have arrived there are places to park within a few minutes' walk of the Garden.

If you are planning on making a day of your visit, why not stop in to the Old Lodge for refreshment, and park your car in their car park.


The Station is a few minutes' walk from the garden, using our Castlegate entrance. Full details of train times from  your location can be found on The Trainline.


There are a number of bus services which run from Leeds to Scarborough, which come through Malton and Norton. These include

Accessing the Garden

There are three entrances to the Gardens 

  • Castle Gate - A doorway is in the wall, open during sunlight hours. A set of stone steps lead up from the street on the left hand side as you are walking away from Malton Town Centre.
  • Orchard Fields - Go up the hill on Old Maltongate and turn right after Dovetail Signs. There is a dirt path with Orchard Fields on the left. You'll see the gates to the bottom of the path on the right hand side next to our Mural.
  • Via The Old Lodge - There is a gate at the bottom of the main lawn of The Old Lodge. This entrance is only available to customers of The Old Lodge.


Unfortunately we would currently advise that the Garden is unsuitable for disabled access, though in good weather there are paths through the garden which may allow limited access.

However, we are in the process of applying for funding for improving this.

Facilities and Refreshment

While facilities are limited on site, being in the centre of town, there are plenty of places to relieve yourself nearby.

For toilets, we would recommend the public toilets at Market Place and Wentworth Street - about 8 minutes walk.

For refreshment, we would certainly recommend visiting The Old Lodge, but don't forget that Malton is the Food Capital of the North, and there are many restaurants and cafes nearby serving locally sourced produce.


Dogs are not permitted in the gardens, with the exception of service dogs.