The local church, St Andrew's, is over 900 years old, and is one of the oldest in the region. Pevsner says that it has a "solid C12 w[est] front" and gives details of Norman and Early English Period work on the church." 
Many houses in Aikton have views of the Lake District. The surrounding area is almost entirely farmland, containing cows usually. The nearest town is Wigton, and the nearest city is Carlisle. Aikton is located approximately 15 Kilometres, approximately 9.3 miles, south of the Scottish border.
The village pub, the 'Aikton Inn', was constructed in the 18th century and is also used as a Bed and Breakfast facility.
- Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2010). Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness. The buildings of England. New Haven; London: Yale University Press. pp. xx, 775 p.90. ISBN 9780300126631.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Andrew, Aikton (1327139)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 June 2012 .
- Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950-52). The place-names of Cumberland. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 119.
- Media related to Aikton at Wikimedia Commons
- Cumbria County History Trust: Aikton (nb: provisional research only - see Talk page)
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