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County - Cleveland and Teesside | Map
Tel code: 01642 | code search
Postcode: TS9 | code search
Population: 4600
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Great Ayton is a village in North Yorkshire, situated on the edge of the North York Moors in Hambleton. It lies at the foot of the Cleveland Hills beneath Easby Moor and Roseberry Topping while through it runs the river Leven, a tributary of the river Tees, joining the two centres of High Green and Low Green. The name is believed to have derived from the ‘ea’ meaning river and ‘tun’ meaning town. The village was a centre for weaving, tanning and brewing industries during the 18th and 19th centuries. British navigator and explorer Captain Cook, moved to the village with his family when he was eight years old and lived there until he was sixteen. His father, James Snr, was a Scottish migrant farm labourer, his mother Grace, a local Yorkshire girl. They worked on one of the local farms owned by Thomas Skottowe, who financed young James’ schooling. James stayed on the farm for several years afterwards helping his father, who by now was farm manager, before leaving for Slaith. The family home, built by James’ father in 1755, was dismantled in 1934 and shipped to Australia, with each stone numbered so that it could be reconstructed exactly. In its place stands an obelisk made from granite taken from Point Hicks, the first land sighted by Cook in Australia. Cook’s Monument is a 51ft high obelisk on top of Easby Moor, erected in 1827.


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Whinstone View Lodges (0.64 miles)

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Wainstones Hotel (2.85 miles)

Wainstones Hotel

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This is one of North Yorkshire's finest hotels, set in the countryside just outside of Middlesbrough.
Wainstones combines the service and facilities of a national award-winning 3-star hotel with the atmosphere of ... More

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Premier Inn Middlesbrough Guisborough (3.07 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A19. For shops and local amenities Guisborough town centre is only 6 miles away. Our Middlesbrough South (Guisborough) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every ... More | visit website
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Luxury Apartments Middlesbrough (3.26 miles)

Luxury Apartments Middlesbrough

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"Sleep with us tonight" represents the chance to staying an exclusive and high quality development of apartments and in the picturesque village of Nunthorpe, a long established and desirable residential ... More

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The Marton Hotel and Country Club (3.90 miles)

The Marton Hotel and Country Club
With 50 en-suite bedrooms, The Marton Hotel & Country Club is positioned at one of the premier sites in the region. Transport links for the hotel make it equally accessible from both the North and ... More | visit website
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Premier Living Apartments (4.45 miles)

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The Blue Bell Lodge (4.93 miles)

The Blue Bell Lodge
Just off the A19, ideally situated for local attractions and sightseeing. Close to Middlesbrough town Centre so also good for business customers. ... More | visit website
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Blue Bell Lodge Hotel (4.93 miles)

Blue Bell Lodge Hotel

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A family favourite for meeting, eating, drinking and socialising. The 60 bedroomed hotel offers a whole host of entertainment in its spacious lounge, bar, two meeting rooms ... More

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Holly Barn (5.10 miles)

Holly Barn

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A haven of luxury amidst peaceful meadowland, these two privately situated cottages enjoy beautiful views of the Cleveland Hills. Smartly furnished in contemporary style, and each with ... More

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Premier Inn Middlesbrough Central South (5.25 miles)

Situated opposite St. Luke's and James Cook University Hospitals. This hotel is conveniently positioned just 2 miles from Middlesbrough train station and 11 miles from Teesside Airport. Our Middlesbrough South (Marton) Premier Inn has everything you'd ... More | visit website

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