Tourist Information in North York Moors
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Great Ayton Town Information

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This is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in the region and it was where the great explorer Captain James Cook was taught at Postgate School. The school is now a museum dedicated to the great man and his remarkable voyages. A 50ft monument to Cook stands proudly on nearby Easby Moor. Two miles away, at Newton, is a footpath that takes the visitor to the distinctive 1,000ft landmark of Roseberry Topping.

The River Leven at Great Ayton - Photo © Colin Smith
The River Leven at Great Ayton - Photo: Colin Smith CCL