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.

Mill Cottage ref: DC4885

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£513-£771

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4 star rating
Mill Cottage
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A detached character cottage with an open fire, overlooking Rievaulx Abbey.
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    5
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    3
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The Coach House ref: KSL

Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

£520-£1202

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4 star rating
Enjoy a moors setting in this Victorian coach house, within easy reach of a great restaurant at Rosedale Abbey.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Little Fox Cottage ref: DC4159

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£327-£502

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3 star rating
Lovely courtyard cottage with moorland walks from the door.
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    2
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    1
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Grange Farm Cottage ref: IEL

Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

£365-£650

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4 star rating
Enjoy a romantic break in this secluded property, which is also close to Pickering and the historic coastal town of Whitby.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Ashberry Farm Cottage ref: DC0455

Rievaulx near Helmsley, North York Moors

£257-£462

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3 star rating
Picture postcard location overlooking the duck pond.
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    0
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    1
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Vanehouse Apartment ref: UK2232

Osmotherley, near Northallerton, North York Moors

£326-£790

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A ground and first floor apartment close to the market town of Northallerton, in a great position for exploring the North York Moors or coast.
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    4
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    1
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    1
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    2
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Kelp House ref: INS

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

£476-£1230

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Visit picturesque Yorkshire villages and unspoilt coves on the coast whilst staying at this spacious property.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Crossbill Cottage ref: CC233062

Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

£334-£564

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4 star rating
Exceptional bird life in the area making it perfect for keen bird watchers.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Two Hoots ref: DC4419

Goathland, North York Moors

£571-£1073

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4 star rating
Beautifully presented converted barn
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Sands Farm Cottages - Daisy Cottage ref: CC231115

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£539-£1099

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A high quality holiday cottage situated near Pickering in 17 acres of rolling farmland, superbly furnished and with its own private hot tub.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Dragon Cottage ref: IOT

West Ness, Nunnington, Malton, North York Moors

£966-£2573

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5 star rating
Set in ¾ of an acre of natural unspoilt and landscaped gardens, Dragon Cottage includes fantastic on-site leisure facilities.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wren Lodge ref: E5023

Nawton, near Helmsley, , North York Moors

£321-£631

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3 star rating
Spacious lodge in peaceful countryside, market town of Kirkbymoorside close by, and Scarborough’s sandy beaches and seaside attractions easily reached.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Moorland Cottages - Heather Cottage ref: UK2166

Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£441-£723

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4 star rating
Set in the traditional Yorkshire village of Hutton-le-Hole this ground floor converted stable provides homely accommodation just 3½ miles from Kirkbymoorside.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Beckhouse Cottages - Rose Cottage ref: DC1839

Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£419-£561

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3 star rating
Rose Cottage is a lovely single storey barn conversion with pretty lawned garden and south facing patio.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Granary Cottage ref: CC241130

Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

£349-£609

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4 star rating

Situated in a courtyard development with Acorn Cottage, Cedar Cottage and Park Lane Cottage.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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