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.

The Coach House ref: KSL

Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

£511-£1163
4 star rating
The Coach House
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Enjoy a moors setting in this Victorian coach house, within easy reach of a great restaurant at Rosedale Abbey.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Plum Tree Cottage ref: CC232113

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£322-£542
4 star rating
This delightful single storey cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Elm Tree Cottage ref: CC232112

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£382-£23036
4 star rating
This delightful conversion provides a well equipped holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dairy Cottage ref: CC233041

Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

£317-£604
4 star rating
A charming barn conversion near Carlton village in Stokesley
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Sawmill Cottage ref: W41127

Allerston, nr. Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

£375-£943
4 star rating
Dalby Forest bridleway runs along-side this detached cottage, with beams, open fires and cottage garden, ideal for walking or cycling.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

South View Cottage ref: CC233014

Thornton-Le-Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

£292-£427
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

Storey Farm Cottage ref: KOM

Hartoft near Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

£424-£638
4 star rating
With views of Cropton Forest this converted barn enjoys superb walking from the doorstep and is situated close to Pickering.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Summertree Farm - The Granary ref: CC233054

near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

£342-£647
3 star rating
Just 2 miles from the beautiful picture postcard village of Thornton-le-Dale
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Oak Tree Cottage ref: DC4437

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£394-£632
4 star rating
Attractive converted farm buildings overlooking the Vale of Pickering. Rural area, ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Church Farm Cottage ref: 15358

Thornton le Dale, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£310-£806
3 star rating
A 17th-century cottage, located in the North Yorks Moors National Park, great for exploring Dalby Forest and visiting Pickering.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brewers Cottage ref: 26853

Cropton, nr. Pickering, North York Moors

£360-£972
4 star rating
Aptly named, this cottage nestles in the grounds of Cropton Brewery - why not join a tour and sample some of the fine ales?
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Westerdale Barn ref: 27944

Kildale, nr. Stokesley, North York Moors

£412-£1114
4 star rating
Within the setting glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this cottage offers charming accommodation in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bilsdale - Knayton Moor Cottages ref: 25566

Knayton, nr. Thirsk, North York Moors

£227-£569
4 star rating
Enjoy peace and tranquillity in this lovely cottage, with beams and wood floors, Ripon, Harrogate and Fountains Abbey all nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Pear Tree Cottage ref: DC4438

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£305-£484
4 star rating
Attractive converted farm buildings overlooking the Vale of Pickering. Rural area, ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sands Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage ref: CC231116

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£367-£717
4 star rating
Honeysuckle Cottage is a superbly furnished cottage with an open fire in the lounge. It even has access to a Hot Tub, suitable for use in any weather.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI