Ayton Castle, Castle Rise
Ayton Castle, Castle Rise, West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9JY
The earthworks of a medieval manorial centre and ruins of a later fortified tower house complex. The house is a rectangular, three storey structure built in stone and standing to its full height at the south east corner. The vaulted basement is intact, and many architectural details such as windows, doorways, stairs and floor and roof supports survive, providing evidence of the original layout.
The castle can be viewed from the public right of way. Access for groups can be arranged via the friends group at the website http://www.aytoncastle.org.uk
Visitors are asked to park in the village.