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.

Moorside Cottage ref: UK2032

Ampleforth, near Thirsk, North York Moors

£549-£1041
4 star rating
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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

Hungate Cottages - Lockton ref: KAL

Pickering, North York Moors

£517-£1322
4 star rating
The ideal location for a family holiday, with the owner’s providing free passes to Dalby Forest, Eden Camp and Ryedale Folk Museum.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Holly Cottage ref: CC233043

Girsby near Yarm, North York Moors

£0-£680
4 star rating
This beautifully decorated holiday home overlooks a large stocked pond and nestles between the Dales and Moors. Semi-rural position with excellent walks direct from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Craven Garth - Boothferry ref: 18425

Rosedale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£299-£765
3 star rating
North Yorks Moor Steam Train is nearby, and runs 18 miles from Pickering to Whitby on the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

South Cottage ref: CC233013

Pickering, North York Moors

£422-£497
3 star rating
Character cottage located in the heart of Pickering.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Black Bull Cottage ref: 12847

Ugthorpe, nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£265-£625
3 star rating
Situated 3 miles inland from the attractive village of Runswick Bay, this cottage is great for visiting the villages close.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Lodge Cottage ref: CC224011

Hovingham, North York Moors

£432-£852
3 star rating
Set in 3.5 acres of garden, and ideal for children and walkers.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wheeldale ref: CC231134

Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

£321-£909
4 star rating
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

The Boiler House ref: CC233104

Osmotherley, North York Moors

£301-£609
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kelp House ref: INS

Littlebeck, nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£461-£1193
4 star rating
Visit picturesque Yorkshire villages and unspoilt coves on the coast whilst staying at this spacious property.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hungate Cottages - Danbydale ref: KAQ

Pickering, North York Moors

£398-£1120
4 star rating
Spend a romantic break in this property, with its peaceful setting, cosy open fire and four poster bed.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Grange Farm Cottages - Riccal Heads ref: ITS

Spaunton, nr. Lastingham, North York Moors

£500-£1234
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

Westend ref: IKF

Little Edstone, Nr Pickering, N. Yorks., North York Moors

£610-£1509
4 star rating
Explore what Yorkshire has to offer from this property, a perfect location for exploring the delights of the area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Forge ref: 28536

Great Ayton, North York Moors

£437-£904
4 star rating
Set on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Great Ayton village makes a wonderful base from which to tour the area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old King’s Head ref: CC233034

Pickering, North York Moors

£336-£904
3 star rating
Centrally located to explore all North York Moors National Park areas
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT