North York Moors

Stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites.

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.

Willow Grange Cottages - Willow House ref: CC233067

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

£438-£990
3 star rating
Willow Grange Cottages - Willow House
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A collection of luxury properties with access to two hot tubs and a play area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Stables ref: 27498

Oswaldkirk, nr. Helmsley, North York Moors

£315-£928
5 star rating
Enjoy views over the Howardian Hills from the large patio area and your dog will love all the walking opportunities nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Old Reading Room ref: ITZ

Thimbleby, nr. Osmotherley, North York Moors

£722-£1301
5 star rating
Former reading room transformed into a stunning home with beautiful beams and exposed stone work. Located just on the edge of the NYM.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Acorn Cottage ref: CC241132

Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

£323-£735
4 star rating
Situated in a courtyard development with Cedar Cottage, Granary Cottage and Park Lane Cottage.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hungate Cottages - Rosedale ref: KAP

Pickering, North York Moors

£369-£1246
4 star rating
In a peaceful setting, yet only a short stroll from Pickering’s inns, 12th-century castle and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Four Seasons ref: CC233116

Pickering, North York Moors

£576-£944
0 star rating
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Situated in the heart of the vibrant market town of Pickering, discover all that the North York Moors has to offer from this charming property.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hungate Cottages - Saltersgate ref: KAH

Pickering, North York Moors

£453-£1241
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

Yew Tree Cottage ref: CC253019

Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£293-£565
4 star rating
In a row of 17th Century former farm cottages, this delightful property is a Grade II listed building with character and charm.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Chapel Cottage ref: IXR

Thixendale, nr. Malton, North York Moors

£457-£1204
4 star rating
Nestled in a valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Chapel Cottage is the ideal place for a relaxing break.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sands Farm Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage ref: CC231128

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£302-£610
4 star rating
Ground floor accommodation for 2 with a private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Castle View ref: DC5430

Welburn near Castle Howard, North York Moors

£301-£608
3 star rating
A ground floor property with spectacular open views in a peaceful village location.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sands Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage ref: CC231116

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£310-£670
0 star rating
Honeysuckle Cottage is a superbly furnished cottage with an open fire in the lounge. It even has access to a Hot Tub, suitable for use in any weather.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Tilly’s Cottage ref: 27184

Goathland, North York Moors

£358-£958
3 star rating
Step back in time in Goathland village or board the steam train for a memorable journey through the North York Moors.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Fox Cub Cottage ref: DC3653

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

£271-£475
3 star rating
Lovely courtyard cottage with a village inn serving meals closeby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Esk Cottage ref: 26228

Egton Bridge nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£284-£613
3 star rating
With gated access to stepping stones leading to the pub just 100 yards away, this cottage offers lots of character in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT