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.

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Park Lane Cottage ref: CC241129

Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

£384-£789
4 star rating
Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Park Lane Cottage
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Situated within a courtyard development including Acorn Cottage, Cedar Cottage and Granary Cottage.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Summertree Farm - The Granary ref: CC233054

near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

£293-£683
3 star rating
Just 2 miles from the beautiful picture postcard village of Thornton-le-Dale
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Boiler House ref: CC233104

Osmotherley, North York Moors

£255-£665
4 star rating
On the route of the Cleveland Way, this holiday property sits on the cusp of the Moors and three pubs serving quality local produce are a short walk away.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Nab End Farm Cottages - Farndale ref: W43155

Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£245-£742
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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The Mill ref: IWO

Goathland, North York Moors

£444-£1198
4 star rating
Pretty two storey holiday cottage right beside the village stream. Picturesque village location on the famous NYM’s steam railway line.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beech Farm - Beech Royd ref: KVU

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

£408-£1322
4 star rating
After a day spent exploring the region’s many attractions, relax in the shared indoor pool, sauna and spa.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bank Top Cottage ref: E3882

Cropton, near Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£335-£589
4 star rating
Peaceful, rural retreat with woodburner, take the scenic ‘Heartbeat’ moorland roads to Dracula’s Whitby, with 199 steps to the abbey.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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Steamview Cottage ref: CC233004

near Grosmont, North York Moors

£280-£589
3 star rating
Cosy cottage overlooking the North York Moors railway line where steam trains pass daily
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Coach House ref: DC4374

Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£306-£469
4 star rating
Attractive Listed cottage with country walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Tree House ref: CC233031

Grosmont near Whitby, North York Moors

£297-£564
4 star rating
Perfect for walkers and train lovers
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Westerdale Barn ref: 27944

Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

£414-£1123
4 star rating
Within the setting glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this cottage offers charming accommodation in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Feather Holme Farm Cottage ref: DC4690

near Helmsley, North York Moors

£334-£517
3 star rating
Located near a lovely market town and enjoys superb views over countryside and woodland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Jasmine Cottage ref: DC1773

Cropton near Pickering, North York Moors

£565-£745
4 star rating
Spectacular scenery on the doorstep with renowned local pub nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Craven Garth - Trevena Star ref: 18423

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£272-£715
3 star rating
Traditional cottage with wood burning stove, fun days out at Ryedale Folk Museum and Dalby Forest rope swing.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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