Travelling around Stokesley
Lying on the banks of the River Leven in North Yorkshire, the town of Stokesley sits right at the edge of the North York Moors. With some fine Georgian architecture, scenic walks and a number of beautiful parks and gardens, there’s plenty to admire in this picturesque market town.
Stokesley is easy to reach by road, and Arriva buses run services in the area, providing routes to nearby towns, such as Guisborough and Marske, as well as regular links to and from Middlesbrough.
For a little retail therapy, head down Stokesley’s historic high street, a lovely mix of Georgian and Victorian shopfronts housing small independent stores, exclusive boutiques and a selection of tearooms and cafés.
Stokesley sits at the gateway to the North York Moors, and you’ll find some areas of breath-taking natural beauty just a stone’s throw from the town centre. Roseberry Topping is just a few miles down the road, with rolling moorland, woodland trails and, of course, the magnificent Captain Cook monument overlooking the valley. For a little local culture, you can learn more about the intrepid explorer at the nearby Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum, an 18th-century schoolhouse that offers a unique insight into Cook’s formative years.
If you’re an animal lover, you won’t want to miss Peppermint Alpacas. With a twist on the traditional petting zoo, you’ll interact with these wonderful docile creatures as you explore the local countryside and take in some spectacular views across the Cleveland Hills.
In the evening, you’ll find a selection of friendly bars and a choice of local and international cuisine at one of the towns cafés and restaurants.