Stokesley is a small attractive market town in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. It lies on the River Leven, about four miles to the north of the North York Moors National Park.
Visitors to Stokesley will find a broad market square, elegant and dignified Georgian houses, and an unspoilt historic High Street lined with many independent small shops and restaurants.
There is a weekly market held on a Friday in the main square called the 'Plain'. In September there is a four day fair that takes over the centre of town.
There is a farmers market on the first Saturday of each month.
Stokesley Show is an agricultural show that takes place at the end of September on the show-ground.
Over seven hundred years ago the town was owned by the Balliol family, one of whose members founded the Oxford college of that name.OS grid reference NZ 525 085
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