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.

Hill View Cottage ref: CC232127

Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

£318-£771
5 star rating
Hill View Cottage
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Within the stunning North Yorkshire Moors is this delightful property, perfect for couples on a romantic break.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craven Garth - Valencourt ref: 18426

Rosedale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£278-£775
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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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
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Pasture Barn ref: DC5007

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

£365-£675
4 star rating
Detached cottage with countryside views close to Moors and Coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Tree House ref: CC233031

Grosmont near Whitby, North York Moors

£332-£562
4 star rating
Perfect for walkers and train lovers
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Harfa Bank Cottages - Harfa Bank ref: IRY

Swainby, North York Moors

£371-£885
4 star rating
With traditional features and a cosy open fire, this is a perfect property from which to explore the area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Webstone Cottage ref: CC233105

Thimbleby near Northallerton, North York Moors

£397-£855
4 star rating
This cosy beamed cottage, with lots of character, lies in a tranquil spot bordering the North York Moors National Park and is within an hour’s drive of Richmond.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ash Lodge ref: W40993

Nawton, nr. Helmsley, North York Moors

£255-£675
4 star rating
Detached lodge, in lovely countryside, between Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside, with Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, and York all easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Low Farm Cottage ref: CC233117

Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

£427-£592
4 star rating
A cosy, romantic retreat for couples in this stunning region of the North York Moors National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Garth Cottage ref: IYQ

Helmsley, nr. York, North York Moors

£687-£1783
5 star rating
Garth Cottage is set in the picturesque market town of Helmsley which offers a host of fantastic attractions for everyone.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Barn Cottage ref: 24499

Marton, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£292-£723
4 star rating
Located in the undiscovered ’hidden gem’ of Ryedale, this cottage is great for visiting Kirkbymoorside and Pickering.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cleve Cottage ref: CC231120

Great Ayton, North York Moors

£367-£717
4 star rating
Cleve Cottage is the perfect holiday cottage, recently refurbished to a very high standard and situated in the historical town of Great Ayton, perfect for exploring.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Peasholm ref: 15857

Thornton le Dale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£290-£657
3 star rating
Lying on the edge of the National Park with Dalby Forest and the North York Moors nearby, is this cosy property.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Birchglow ref: IYT

Helmsley, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£571-£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
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    FRI

Nab End Farm Cottages - Farndale ref: W43155

Glaisdale Dale, nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£248-£734
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
  • Changeover
    SAT