Visit Stokesley - Top town, overlooked by Roseberry Topping

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 also be admired.

One of the town’s main attractions is its weekly market, which has been held since 1223 and is still going strong today. Visitors can browse a wide range of stalls selling everything from fresh produce and handmade crafts to vintage clothing and antiques. Stokesley is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the impressive St Peter and St Paul’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century.

Accommodation in Stokesley

Below you can see accommodation options. Also see our dedicated pages for hotels in Stokesley, and B&Bs in Stokesley.

Picture of Stokesley Old Post Office

Stokesley Old Post Office

62 High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5BA, United Kingdom

OYO The Leven

27 High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5AD, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Rose Cottage

1 Brewery Terrace, Stokesley, TS9 5AY, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – 2 College Square

2 College Square, Stokesley, TS9 5DL, United Kingdom

CRINGLE COTTAGE, The Lanes Cottages, Stokesley

19 High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5AD, United Kingdom

BRACKEN COTTAGE, The Lanes Cottages, Stokesley

19 High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5AD, United Kingdom

Pottowe Cottage

Pottowe Cottage, Potto Fields Farm, Black Horse Lane, Potto, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3EY, United Kingdom

Cooper Cottage

Cooper Cottage, Potto Fields Farm, Black Horse Lane, Potto, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3EY, United Kingdom

5 College Square

5 College Square, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS9 5DL, United Kingdom

Facts About Stokesley

  1. Stokesley is a market town located in the district of Hambleton in North Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town has a population of approximately 5,000 people.
  3. Stokesley was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Stocheslei”.
  4. The town has a historic market square, which has been in use since the 13th century.
  5. Stokesley has a number of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a weekly market.
  6. The River Leven runs through the town, and there are several walking trails and parks in the area.
  7. Stokesley has a number of historic buildings, including St Peter and St Paul’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century.
  8. The town is located approximately 10 miles from the city of Middlesbrough.
  9. Stokesley is home to several annual events, including the Stokesley Agricultural Show and the Stokesley Fair.
  10. The town has a number of sports clubs, including a football club, a cricket club, and a golf club.

Stokesley on the map


FAQs about Stokesley

What is Stokesley known for?

Stokesley is known for its historic market town charm, with a bustling high street filled with independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is also home to the beautiful River Leven and the nearby Cleveland Hills, which offer stunning views and outdoor activities.

What are some popular attractions in Stokesley?

Some popular attractions in Stokesley include the weekly market, the historic Pack Horse Bridge, and the nearby Mount Grace Priory. The town also hosts several annual events, such as the Stokesley Agricultural Show and the Christmas Festival.

Is Stokesley a good place to live?

Yes, Stokesley is a great place to live for those who enjoy a small town community feel with easy access to larger cities like Middlesbrough and York. The town has excellent schools, healthcare facilities, and public transportation options.

What are some outdoor activities to do in Stokesley?

Stokesley is surrounded by beautiful countryside, making it a great place for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and fishing. The nearby Cleveland Hills offer stunning views and challenging trails for more experienced hikers.

How do I get to Stokesley?

Stokesley is easily accessible by car, with the A172 running through the town. There are also regular bus services to and from Middlesbrough and other nearby towns. The nearest train station is in Northallerton, which is approximately 15 miles away.


Where Next After Stokesley

If you’ve enjoyed Stokesley, why not head over the moors to Helmsley, or get some fresh sea air at Whitby?

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, the North York Moors National Park is just a stone’s throw away from Stokesley. Here, visitors can hike through rolling hills and heather-covered moorland, spot wildlife such as red deer and birds of prey, and take in breathtaking views of the Yorkshire coastline. The park is also home to a number of charming villages, including Goathland (famous for its appearance in the TV series Heartbeat) and the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

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