The best way to explore is to ditch the car and get out on bikes or to do some walking around the towns and villages that make up the national park. The area is bordered on the north and west sides by the Cleveland Hills and the route through here is your ideal way to discover the Moors.
The pretty but busy town of Pickering is a popular location for holiday makers and this is arguably the best example of those in the area that typify all that is good about the national park. There are ample pubs and restaurants as well as a good selection of gift shops and it's all surrounded by the beautiful North York Moors countryside.
As for sightseeing, there are a whole host of attractions, including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Helmsley Castle, Eden Camp Museum and a choice of Abbeys, including those at Rievaulx, Byland and Rosedale.
At the eastern edge of the moors lie the popular coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby, along with the stunning Robin Hood's Bay. Both are typical English seaside locations in the very best sense of the term and they round off the vast list of varied attractions that make the North York Moors such a perfect holiday destination for all the family.