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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A Day In Malton | North Yorkshire

Yesterday started out to be a glorious sunny day. My family and I decided to venture out to Malton. So we packed up the car and headed on our way. Malton is a majestic market town situated in the North of Yorkshire. It was my first time coming here and I simply fell in love. 
This market town has bags of charm, full of traditional English pubs and wonderful shops. It is loved by foodies of the North as it is known for it's Food Lovers Festival(23rd-24th May) and amazing monthly food markets.

 We was lucky enough to park up in Malton's central marketplace. A statue of William Dubcombe, 2nd Baron Faversham stands proud in the lovely town's square, which is surrounded by charming shops and tearooms. Bright blooming flowers stand out amongst the pale stone cottages and welcoming shops.
 We decided to stop for lunch at The Feathers. The Feathers is a traditional inn on the bustling market square.
 We entered the Faversham Bar for lunch and was greeted warmly by the friendly staff.
 The cosy bar was full of historic charm.
I ordered a traditional steak and ale pie for lunch. Served with prime yorkshire beef & local ale, with a shortcrust pastry lid, chips and seasonal vegetables. The vegetables were served in a creamy sauce which was simply delicious! 
After wondering round the bustling market square we headed out to Ducombe Park, a short 2 minute drive from the town's square. 
Ducombe Park is home to International Centre for Birds of Prey.
The centre is home to hawks, owls, vultures, eagles, falcons and caracaras.
 We admired all the different types of birds of prey, then headed out to the flying ground to see the birds take flight!

 International Centre for Birds of Prey is situated in a National Nature Reserve. The flying ground overlooks the beautiful rolling parkland. English countryside at it's best.
The show began and we was introduced to first feathery creature. 
Unfortunately, minutes after the show began, the rain decided to come down hard. That's England for you.
We ran to take shelter under a huge oak tree and waited for it to pass.
Eventually the rain passed and we were back to bright blue skies, hurray!
The show continued! The staff were very passionate and knowledgable.
The birds put on a marvellous show!
There are three flying displays throughout the day. Each showcasing the variety of birds accompanied by a wealth and knowledge about each one. 
The friendly staff soldiered on and did not let the rain spoil the show. 
After the show we looked around the rest of the aviaries. 
The owls were by far my favourite!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to International Centre for Birds of Prey. It was so nice to get out into the countryside, England you really are beautiful. I have decided to make a pact with myself to explore more of this little island. I can't wait to re-visit the gorgeous town of Malton and have a better look at the shops. Where is your favourite place to visit in England?

Thank you for reading.
Much love, The Hungry Little Lady x
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  1. You got some really great pictures of those birds in action! Looks like a fun day :)

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  2. Start this post off with cute pubs and pies, and then BAM! Birds of prey, they look so majestic, love your photos of the eagle in the rain!

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