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.

High Kingthorpe Lodge ref: CC233110

near Pickering, North York Moors

£362-£749
4 star rating
High Kingthorpe Lodge
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Nestling between Yorkshire’s scenic heritage coast and the historic city of York, this beautiful lodge, near Pickering, even has glimpses of the stream train!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Byre ref: CC243005

Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

£379-£744
4 star rating
Detached barn conversion nestling in a rural position with far reaching views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store ref: KYZ

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£465-£871
4 star rating
A perfect base from which to explore both the North Yorkshire Moors and the Heritage Coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Hideaway ref: W43229

Newtondale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£251-£583
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

Craven Garth - Seran Gypsy ref: 18421

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£266-£735
3 star rating
Upside down cottage in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, ideal for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Pippin Cottage ref: CC233077

Nunnington near Helmsley, North York Moors

£580-£997
0 star rating
Charming luxury stone cottage in a stunning location, built with the environment in mind
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cleve Cottage ref: CC231120

Great Ayton, North York Moors

£379-£744
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Riverside Cottage ref: IBE

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

£370-£932
4 star rating
This property is set in a secluded location, yet is just 5 miles from Whitby, with its sandy beaches, harbour and attractions.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fuchsia Cottage ref: CC232128

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£332-£597
3 star rating
A cosy cottage with an open fire just a short stroll from the amenities of Kirkbymoorside, midway between Helmsley and Pickering.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brookwood ref: W43146

Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

£639-£866
4 star rating
Tucked in the moorland hamlet of Beck Hole, this carefully tended old stone cottage oozes charm and character.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Squirrel Cottage ref: 27264

Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

£308-£766
4 star rating
Enjoy something for everyone with cycling in Dalby Forest, the Heritage Coast or even a day out in the city of York.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Kelp House ref: INS

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

£476-£1230
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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Eskdale ref: W43153

Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£259-£647
3 star rating
Deep in the North York Moors National Park, this cottage sits in 5-acre shared grounds in the heart of the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Robin Lodge ref: E4478

Nawton, near Helmsley, , North York Moors

£293-£608
3 star rating
Peaceful lodge enjoying lovely views, close to Helmsley with castle and market square, Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Cherry Blossom ref: CC231135

Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

£369-£600
5 star rating
A quaint cottage for two with a wood burner in the picture perfect village of Thornton-le-Dale with its iconic thatched cottages, fields and woodland.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI