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. Gargrave is the nearest railway station to the village.
The Pennine Way passes around the edge of the village, alongside the river. R
Residents of Scosthrop near Airton have teamed up with Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) Rangers and Dales Volunteers to put some greenery back onto an old quarry site.(Brief article)
May 01, 2008; Residents of Scosthrop near Airton have teamed up with Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) Rangers and Dales...