Discover Stokesley

Stokesley is an elegant market town, peppered with impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings and known as a gateway to the North York Moors. The River Leven, crossed by the ancient Pack Horse Bridge, provides a perfect spot for walking and picnics – not to mention the spectacular views of Roseberry Topping and the North York Moors from the east end of the town, where an ancient mill wheel can be admired.

Stokesley has been a market town since it was granted its charter in 1223 by Henry III. The River Leven flows through the town until it joins the River Tees at Yarm. The Pack Horse Bridge crosses the river and dates back to the 17th Century.

Stokesley high street is lined with many independent shops and eateries. Other facilities include the primary and secondary school, leisure centre with swimming pool, health centre, police and fire station. The town also has a business park, home to many small and large businesses including Quorn.

A weekly market day takes place every Friday and a monthly Farmers Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month. During the summer months car boot sales are held on the show field on Bank Holiday Mondays and an annual agricultural show and fair takes place in September.

You are spoilt for choice for walks within Stokesley and the surrounding area. Enjoy an easy stroll along the beck side of the River Leven or go further afield on to the rolling hills of the North York Moors.

Dining Out

There is a lot on offer close-by in Stokesley and further afield, we’ve detailed a few of our local favourite eateries and coffee shops below. Booking in advance is often advised, especially in peak season.

The Truffled Hog – A lovely spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as their quaint drinks menu

Over The Road – Great for coffees, the perfect nibbles and stunning evening cocktails

Pistachio – A lovely café deli with great coffee and even better cakes

Milk and Grind – Need a space to work with a decent coffee to hand, this is the perfect spot

The Green Man – A popular microbrewery, with a very good range of cask ales

Mixology Brew Co. – A premium bar and kitchen, serving all day, everyday

Y’Thai – A traditional Thai Restaurant with delicious dishes and great service

The Poor House, Great Ayton – Choose this lovely pub for wood fired pizzas

Chadwick’s Inn, Maltby – Fancy something fancier, visit Chadwick’s Inn at Maltby for a fine dining experience or special occasion.

Surrounding Area

North Yorkshire is England’s largest county, and many of the people who live or visit the area will tell you it is one of the most picturesque and a terrific place to spend any amount of time.

From the Yorkshire Dales in the west, past the city of York – which is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations – through the North York Moors to the magnificent Yorkshire Coast towns of Scarborough and Whitby, North Yorkshire truly has the lot for visitors, from historic sights to impressive natural wonders.

Two very popular peaks close by to Stokesley are Captain Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping which you will be able to see from certain parts of Stokesley.

There are several websites to be found with local detailed walking routes. Here are a couple for you to browse:

Visorando – Stokesley
Walking England – North York Moors

Looking for more things to do in the local area?

Things to Do in Yorkshire


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