Stokesley & Villages
Described in 1808 as ‘small and handsome’ Stokesley remains one of North Yorkshire’s most delightful market towns, interestingly composed around a series of squares. Off the cobbled High Street run snickets to Levenside, a tranquil area by the river Leven, graciously planted to honour Jane Pace, the first white woman to settle in Victoria, Australia.
The river is spanned by several footbridges, including an ancient packhorse bridge. By the tree lined West Green stands the dignified residence of the Bishop of Whitby. Each September Stokesley stages one of the North’s biggest agricultural shows, when the High Street also throbs with a traditional fair.