Ayton Castle, Castle Rise
Ayton Castle, Castle Rise, West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9JY View on map
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 is adjacent to a public right of way. Access for group visits can be arranged via the Friends Group, contact details on the website, [email protected]
In the field to the east of Castle Rise, West Ayton. The Castle is adjacent to a public right of way. The A170 runs through the village. Rail: Seamer (3 miles).