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Great Ayton Parish Council

Great Ayton Parish Council are passionate in making Great Ayton a better place to live and a memorable destination for people to visit.

The village of Great Ayton in North Yorkshire

The attractive village of Great Ayton (population circa 4,500) is centred on the banks of the River Leven. It is ancient in origin, having several Neolithic sites within the parish boundary, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Your Council

Meet your local parish councillors and find out more about what we do and services we look after in Great Ayton.

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Upcoming event

  • Tue
  • 02
  • 07
  • Ordinary Parish Council Meeting

  • Great Ayton Discovery Centre
  • 19.00 - 21.00
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Local Info and Tourism

Great Ayton is a popular tourism destination visited by people from all over the world. Find out useful information about the area.

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Explore the North Yorkshire countryside

Great Ayton provides a great base to stay when exploring the local area. The village is located on the boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with the Cleveland Way National Trail on our doorstep.

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Local Information

Providing useful information about local services, facilities and organisations in Great Ayton for our community and visitors.

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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook was a famous circumnavigator and explorer who spent his boyhood in Great Ayton.

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Get involved

There are many ways to get involved and have your say in how the local parish is run. We always encourage ideas and suggestions and volunteers are warmly welcome.

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