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.

Plum Tree Cottage ref: CC232113

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£322-£542
4 star rating
Plum Tree Cottage
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This delightful single storey cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Hungate Cottages - Rosedale ref: KAP

Pickering, North York Moors

£431-£1256
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
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Sleepy Fox Cottage ref: DC4160

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

£319-£488
3 star rating
One of three courtyard cottages with fantastic access to moorland walks in the North York Moors.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SA

Limberview ref: W40741

Glaisdale, North York Moors

£592-£1447
5 star rating
Superb, detached barn, with wooden floors, wood burner and beams, set in North York Moors National Park, Whitby easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Craven Garth - Valencourt ref: 18426

Rosedale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£299-£765
3 star rating
Pickering with its castle nearby, Gothic Rievaulx and Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Southolme Lodges - Maple Lodge ref: CC232121

Pickering, North York Moors

£332-£562
3 star rating
A delightful single storey cottage sleeping 4
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Laskill Grange - The Smithy ref: 13920

Bilsdale, nr. Helmsley, North York Moors

£312-£765
4 star rating
In a courtyard setting, with 70 acres of shared grounds, with long distance footpaths on the Cleveland Way.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Woodlands ref: IHJ

Littlebeck, nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£353-£970
4 star rating
In a lovely riverside setting, this property is the perfect location from which to enjoy the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Barn Cottage ref: DC3237

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

£342-£510
4 star rating
Charming converted barn with wood burning stove in pretty moors village.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Willow Grange Cottages - The Barn ref: CC233068

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

£457-£917
4 star rating
A collection of luxury properties with access to two hot tubs and a play area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Hideaway ref: W43229

Newtondale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£248-£576
3 star rating
Situated in the valley of Newtondale, this property is perfect for walking, cycling and for those who are interested in wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Manor Farm Cottage ref: UK2058

Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£338-£580
3 star rating
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Commanding spectacular views over open countryside towards the Hambleton Hills this property is just 1½ miles from Rievaulx Abbey and has excellent footpath walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Betty’s Byre, Cleveland View Cottages ref: CC233103

Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

£334-£709
4 star rating
A well presented barn conversion in a secluded rural area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorside Cottage ref: UK2032

Ampleforth, near Thirsk, North York Moors

£549-£1024
4 star rating
New!
Moorside Cottage is situated in the heart of the delightful village of Ampleforth, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and within walking distance of the village pub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cruck Cottage ref: DC4549

Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

£270-£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
  • Changeover
    SAT