To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Clyde Cottage ref: CC232125

Nawton near Helmsley, North York Moors

£301-£609
4 star rating
Clyde Cottage
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Near Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside this stable conversion is an ideal base to discover the area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beech Farm - Shepherd’s Lodge ref: KVQ

Wrelton, Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£932-£2752
5 star rating
Children will love this complex, with its indoor pool, play area and animals, including ponies, chickens and two llamas!
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Nab End Farm Cottages - Farndale ref: W43155

Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£258-£767
3 star rating
A peacefully situated property, well-placed for both the moors and coastal attractions.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Goose End Cottage ref: CC233090

Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

£344-£564
3 star rating
Situated in the picturesque village of Sinnington
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Pear Tree Cottage ref: DC4438

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£325-£484
4 star rating
Attractive converted farm buildings overlooking the Vale of Pickering. Rural area, ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sawmill Cottage ref: W41127

Allerston, near Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£310-£949
4 star rating
Dalby Forest bridleway runs along-side this detached cottage, with beams, open fires and cottage garden, ideal for walking or cycling.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cruck Cottage ref: DC4549

Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

£325-£584
3 star rating
Charming detached cottage in a pretty village, ideal for walking, riding and golf.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Firs ref: CC233112

Helmsley, North York Moors

£467-£1261
4 star rating
This former farmhouse is situated in the market town of Helmsley and is perfect for those wishing to explore all that the North York Moors has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Granary Cottage ref: CC241130

Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

£297-£589
4 star rating

Situated in a courtyard development with Acorn Cottage, Cedar Cottage and Park Lane Cottage.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Southview ref: 14362

Keldholme, near Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£295-£910
4 star rating
Superb for walking, cycling and riding with the North York Moors National Park 2 miles from this bungalow.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Swans Nest Cottage ref: DC5465

Ryton near Pickering, North York Moors

£326-£493
4 star rating
In the heart of rural Ryedale - Ideal for coast and moors.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Elm Tree Cottage ref: CC232112

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£399-£634
4 star rating
This delightful conversion provides a well equipped holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Swallow Cottage ref: CC243011

Fryup, Lealholm near Whitby, North York Moors

£280-£524
4 star rating
Delightful country cottage nestling within beautiful mature gardens in the heart of the North York Moors.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hungate Cottages - Saltersgate ref: KAH

Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£453-£1342
4 star rating
Relax by the open fire, with logs included, after a day spent walking or cycling around Dalby Forest.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Surprise View ref: W43352

Glaisdale, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£391-£835
4 star rating
A rural retreat in the magnificent North York Moors National Park, this former cow byre enjoys far-reaching countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI