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Ayton Castle

Ayton CastleAyton Castle

The first 'castle' to occupy this site, on the edge of the village of West Ayton, was built by William de Aton and the nearby village of Ayton is named after the family. The fortified tower house that you can see today was built by Ralph Eure around 1400. It is very rare to see this type of building in this part of the country.

There is no public access to this site but you can view the castle from the nearby field free of charge.

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