Tourist Information in North York Moors
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West Ayton Town Information

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River Dervent at West Ayton - Photo © Humphrey Bolton
River Dervent at West Ayton - Photo: Humphrey Bolton CCL

A typical moorland village, West Ayton is noted for the two bridges which carry traffic over the whispering River Derwent. One is an old stone bridge, the other a modern structure. There are interesting remains of 14th century Ayton Castle. Nearby is Scarborough Castle and the remnants of two other fortified houses, Brompton Castle and Wilton Castle.