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Opening Times:

The hotel is due to reopen Autumn 2011.


Sometime between about 1816 and 1818, Turner made a short tour to Scarborough from Farnley Hall near Otley, the home of his friend Walter Fawkes. On the way back he passed through Malton, a quaint market town, and it looks very much as if he must have put up at The Talbot Hotel, since he took the trouble to sketch it with the town behind. The Talbot opened in 1740 as a coaching inn to serve travellers between York and the coast, and continues as a hotel to this day.

Turner's Viewpoint

The original view has been obscured by development but the gardens of the hotel do provide a good place from which to view Turner's sketch (Church and Houses on Coast, 'Scarborough 2' sketchbook Finberg CLI 14).  From its vantage point high above the River Derwent, The Talbot has commanding views over the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Discover The Landscape

Where Turner Stayed

Download our themed leaflet and see how the innkeepers and hoteliers played their part in ensuring Turner made the most of his Yorkshire sketching tours.

NB: The Talbot Hotel is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment. It is due to reopen in the Spring of 2012.

The Venue


Yorkersgate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AJ

Map reference: SE784715

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Directions to Malton:

From the A64 York-Scarborough road, follow the signs to Malton town centre