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Great Ayton


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Tel code: 01642 | code search
Postcode: TS9 | code search
Population: 6000
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The substantial village of Great Ayton stands on the north western edge of the North York Moors National Park, about five miles from Middlesbrough. With a population of around 6,000 Great Ayton is able to support shops, pubs and churches, including All Saints, an elegantly simple building without tower or spire, dating from the early Middle Ages. The River Leven runs through Great Ayton on its way to the Tees, indeed the name Ayton is said to mean “river farmstead” – Ea tun in the Saxon. This is farming country, though once it was a centre of industry, with linen made here and mines dotted through the area yielding ironstone, alum and jet. It is easy to get to Great Ayton, either by road – it is just off the A173, or by rail, with a station in the village on the line between Middlesbrough and Whitby. There is pretty countryside around the village, especially of course in the National Park, and the distinctive hill Roseberry Topping is just northwards. As well as walks in the moors there is the Cleveland Way running just to the east of the village. But the great claim to fame of the village is its link with Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia and New Zealand for his country. What had been his father’s house was bought up in the 1930s and shipped to Melbourne (though the explorer never lived there, as it was built when he was in his mid-twenties and well into his career at sea). The Postgate school where James gained his early education is still in the village, however, the building now being a museum dedicated to Cook and his time there. The village has two greens, one – Low Green - a good picnic spot by the river, the other – High Green - now boasting a sculpture in Cook’s memory. South east of the village there is a further monument to the great man, a huge obelisk on Easby Moor that can be seen by travellers from miles around.

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Whinstone View Lodges (0.65 miles)

Whinstone View Lodges
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Wainstones Hotel (2.85 miles)

Wainstones Hotel

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This is one of North Yorkshire's finest hotels, set in the countryside just outside of Middlesbrough.
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Premier Inn Middlesbrough Guisborough (3.07 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A19. For shops and local amenities Guisborough town centre is only 6 miles away. Our Middlesbrough South (Guisborough) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every ... More | visit website
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Luxury Apartments Middlesbrough (3.26 miles)

Luxury Apartments Middlesbrough

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"Sleep with us tonight" represents the chance to staying an exclusive and high quality development of apartments and in the picturesque village of Nunthorpe, a long established and desirable residential ... More

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The Marton Hotel and Country Club (3.91 miles)

The Marton Hotel and Country Club
With 50 en-suite bedrooms, The Marton Hotel & Country Club is positioned at one of the premier sites in the region. Transport links for the hotel make it equally accessible from both the North and ... More | visit website
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Premier Living Apartments (4.46 miles)

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The Blue Bell Lodge (4.93 miles)

The Blue Bell Lodge
Just off the A19, ideally situated for local attractions and sightseeing. Close to Middlesbrough town Centre so also good for business customers. ... More | visit website
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Blue Bell Lodge Hotel (4.93 miles)

Blue Bell Lodge Hotel

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A family favourite for meeting, eating, drinking and socialising. The 60 bedroomed hotel offers a whole host of entertainment in its spacious lounge, bar, two meeting rooms ... More

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Holly Barn (5.09 miles)

Holly Barn

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A haven of luxury amidst peaceful meadowland, these two privately situated cottages enjoy beautiful views of the Cleveland Hills. Smartly furnished in contemporary style, and each with ... More

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Premier Inn Middlesbrough Central South (5.26 miles)

Situated opposite St. Luke's and James Cook University Hospitals. This hotel is conveniently positioned just 2 miles from Middlesbrough train station and 11 miles from Teesside Airport. Our Middlesbrough South (Marton) Premier Inn has everything you'd ... More | visit website

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