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.

Wheeldale ref: CC231134

Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

£270-£813
4 star rating
Wheeldale
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Enjoy alfresco dining in the large, enclosed garden after a busy day exploring this beautiful area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Betty’s Byre, Cleveland View Cottages ref: CC233103

Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

£287-£711
0 star rating
A well presented barn conversion in a secluded rural area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Quarry Cottage ref: DC4087

Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

£355-£570
4 star rating
Converted farm building surrounded by quiet tracks and footpaths within the North York Moors.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dragon Cottage ref: IOT

West Ness, Nunnington, Malton, , North York Moors

£783-£2857
5 star rating
Set in ¾ of an acre of natural unspoilt and landscaped gardens, Dragon Cottage includes fantastic on-site leisure facilities.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Square Farm Barns - Low Horcum View ref: IXY

Lockton, near Pickering, , North York Moors

£397-£1016
4 star rating
After an active day cycling, walking or enjoying Go Ape, relax in this peaceful property with its countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Hurworth - Knayton Moor Cottages ref: 25565

Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

£260-£804
4 star rating
Beautiful views across countryside, excellent walking and cycling, Thirsk with its 15th century Church and racecourse is close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Scythe and Sickle Barn ref: CC233099

Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

£310-£517
4 star rating
Lovely barn conversion in a peaceful location on the North York Moors.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Lumley Cottage ref: CC233095

Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

£352-£652
4 star rating
Pretty cottage in a central location for the Moors and Coast.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grange Farm Cottages - Riccal Heads ref: ITS

Spaunton, near Lastingham, , North York Moors

£408-£1079
5 star rating
Enjoy a leisurely journey on the North York Moors Steam Railway, which departs just 10 miles from the property.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Birchglow ref: IYT

Helmsley, near Pickering, , North York Moors

£565-£1487
5 star rating
Adjacent to the renowned Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, this holiday property is ideal for exploring coast and moors.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Nest ref: CC243085

Castleton near Whitby, North York Moors

£317-£522
2 star rating
Bursting with character and charm and a perfect base for walkers and cyclists
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Granary ref: 28190

Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

£412-£735
3 star rating
A hidden gem within the North York Moors National Park, with easy access to the coast, Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House ref: ISH

Castleton, , North York Moors

£863-£2018
5 star rating
This property is perfect for a family holiday, with a library of children’s games and a play area in the grounds.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Firs ref: CC233112

Helmsley, North York Moors

£466-£1259
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

Plum Tree Cottage ref: IWQ

Goathland, near Whitby, , North York Moors

£432-£978
4 star rating
Charming detached cottage with pleasant views just a short walk from the village of Goathland where the steam train to the coast departs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT