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.

Rose Cottage ref: CC233052

Thorpe Bassett near Malton, North York Moors

£299-£575
4 star rating
Rose Cottage
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Centrally located to enjoy the East Coast, York and the North Yorkshire Moors areas
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ash Lodge ref: W40993

Nawton, nr. Helmsley, North York Moors

£300-£687
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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Ye Olde Smithy ref: DC3378

Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£383-£706
3 star rating
Converted stable all on ground floor level with an excellent local pub nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ash Tree Cottage ref: DC5386

near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£383-£23049
4 star rating
Character courtyard cottage with walks direct from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grange Farm Cottage ref: IEL

Spaunton, nr. Lastingham, North York Moors

£353-£630
4 star rating
Enjoy a romantic break in this secluded property, which is also close to Pickering and the historic coastal town of Whitby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

South View Cottage ref: CC233014

Thornton-Le-Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

£262-£587
3 star rating
Pretty cottage in a traditional village - ideal base for discovering the North York Moors
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Manor Cottage ref: 17303

Old Byland, nr. Helmsley, North York Moors

£332-£979
4 star rating
Set within the North York Moors National Park, this detached house is great for walking, cycling and riding.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Spire View ref: DC5089

Pickering, North York Moors

£264-£474
3 star rating
Converted Grade II Listed Chapel furnished to high standard close to Moors and Coast.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Square Farm Barns - Warren View ref: IXZ

Lockton, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£392-£1026
4 star rating
Enjoy the best of both worlds - with the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Yorkshire coast both within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Beech Farm - Bracken Brow ref: KVR

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

£636-£1636
5 star rating
Being so close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, guests will find plenty of country and woodland walks to enjoy.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hungate Cottages - Saltersgate ref: KAH

Pickering, North York Moors

£517-£1322
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
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The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Woodlands ref: IHJ

Littlebeck, nr. Whitby, North York Moors

£353-£885
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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Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Acorn Cottage ref: CC241132

Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

£377-£787
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
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Sands Farm Cottages - Chapel Lodge ref: CC231114

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£702-£1377
4 star rating
Situated within 17 acres of farmland, furnished to a high standard and with its own private Hot Tub, Chapel Lodge is the perfect holiday retreat.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bridge House ref: KOG

Helmsley, North York Moors

£461-£1193
5 star rating
Located in the town of Helmsley, this Grade II listed house is great for visiting Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT