|West Ayton shown within North Yorkshire|
|Population||881 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The ruins of Ayton castle can be found to the east of the village. The tower dates back to 1390 and was built by Ralph Eure. During the 1670s, stone from the castle was used to rebuild the bridge over the River Derwent.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: West Ayton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: West Ayton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
- Salter, Mike (2001). The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire.
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