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Airton shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||234 miles (377 km)|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Skipton and Ripon|
Airton (also known as Airton-in-Craven) is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, situated 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Skipton. The local travel links are located 3 miles (4.8 km) from the village to Hellifield railway station and 23 miles (37 km) to Leeds Bradford International Airport. Also, the local roads link the village to the A65. The village has a population of 175 according to the 2001 Census, increasing to 228 at the 2011 Census.
It was known as Airtone in the Domesday Book. It is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Originally a Quaker village, there is no pub in the village. There is still a Quaker meeting house, a squatter's cottage on the village green and an old mill on the River Aire from which the village is named. There is no Post Office in the village, however there is a Farm Shop and Tea Room at Town End Farm on the road to Malham.
The village lies on the main road to the tourist village of Malham. There is a bus stop in the village but no regular bus travel goes through Airton apart from the school buses.
The Pennine Way passes around the edge of the village, alongside the river.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- Media related to Airton at Wikimedia Commons
- Village and area web site
- Airton history pages
- Airton in the Domesday Book
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