Stokesley is a small market town located in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, which lies on the River Leven.
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 has many small independent shops, cafes and eateries. The town also hosts a weekly market on Fridays as well as a monthly farmer’s market on the first Saturday of every month with many locally produced goods on sale.
Annually in September, Stokesley Agriculture Show, the North's largest one day agricultural show with over 20,000 visitors, takes place. The show boasts over 100 stalls and entertainment throughout the day including chainsaw woodcarving, horse riding, vintage tractors, birds of prey and lots more.
Stokesley Agricultural Show is held every year on the third Saturday in September. It was founded in 1859 with a meeting held in ‘The Golden Lion’ on the High Street (now Chapters Hotel & Restaurant).
Over 20,000 people visit the one day event every year. The North's largest one day agricultural show boasts over 100 stalls and entertainment throughout the day including chainsaw woodcarving, horse riding, vintage tractors, birds of prey and lots more.
On the days leading up to the show, from Wednesday to Saturday, a Fair also takes place on the high street.
On the last Sunday of March, TriHard Events runs a 3-5km duathlon.
Starting and finishing on the high street, the course spans two mainly flat laps consisting of cycling and running. There is a 5k race as well as a 3k race — ideal for people who are new to the sport.
If you can beat the beat the record you are prized to win over £100.
There is paid and free disc parking available as well as toilet facilities.
You can park on the High Street, The Plain and College Square for free but require a parking disc which can be acquired for free from retailers. Parking disc parking usually allows up to two hours of free parking.
In addition there is paid parking which is managed by Scarborough Borough Council. The prices, at time of writing, range from £0.60 for an hour to £2.50 all day.
Distinctive and iconic landmark with fine views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland.
A vibrant Georgian market town which lies on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales, founded in 1071.