Swainby is a peaceful village located on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park, set below the Cleveland Hills with Scugdale Beck flowing through the centre. The characteristics of the village and the surrounding area consist of traditional Yorkshire dry stone walls, sweeping hills, sheep, postcard perfect heather and moor land, and the High Street is frequently brought to a standstill by horses or a family of ducks!

Close to Swainby is the ruins of Whorlton Castle, and Swainby appears to have been built some time after the castle was abandoned, and mainly for the purpose of providing homes for the miners who once worked the nearby hills for ironstone and jet in the 19th century.

The village is a walker's...

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Carlton Bank

Stokesley, North York Moors

Located amongst the Cleveland Hills in North Yorkshire, Carlton Bank is a popular tourist spot for walkers, sightseers, cyclists & many flying enthusiasts. Situated in the beautiful North York Moors...

Whorlton Castle

Swainby, Stokesley, North York Moors

Whorlton Castle near Swainby is a fine example of a Motte and Bailey construction. The site is of great historic interest and is a wonderful place to visit. Visitors can explore the remains and learn...


Stokesley, North York Moors

Bilsdale is located in North Yorkshire inside the North York Moors National Park. It lies between Clay Bank view point to the North and Newgate Bank to the South. The landscape is made up of farmland...

The Cleveland Hills

Stokesley, North York Moors

Situated on the north western side of the North York Moors National Park, the imposing Cleveland Hills offer spectacular views across Teesside and Cleveland.

Ingleby Road Fishery

Great Broughton, Stokesley, North York Moors

Great Broughton is the place to find some excellent course fishing at Ingleby Road Fishery. The pond is well stocked and well maintained to provide an excellent days sport in some wonderful...

Zenith Leisure Outdoor Activities

Stokesley, North York Moors

Zenith Leisure offers a range of bespoke outdoor activities and courses including: Events Days, Mobile Climbing Wall, Activity Days, Mountain Biking, Team leadership Training, Land Sailing, Stag...

Stokesley Leisure Centre

Stokesley, North York Moors

Stokesley Leisure Centre has a full range of fitness and fun activities on offer and is the perfect place to go in all weathers. Sports facilities and organised events are ideal for groups and team...

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