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.

Old Reading Room ref: ITZ

Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, North York Moors

£669-£1624

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5 star rating
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Former reading room transformed into a stunning home with beautiful beams and exposed stone work. Located just on the edge of the NYM.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hungate Cottages - Levisham ref: KAK

Pickering, North York Moors

£373-£1212

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4 star rating
Perfect for guests looking for a more active holiday, fishing, cycling, walking, pony trekking and golf can all be found close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Aconley Cottage ref: CC233109

Pickering, North York Moors

£282-£633

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3 star rating
A cosy retreat in Pickering from where you can hop on the steam train and explore the whole of the North Yorkshire Moors and coast!
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Clematis Cottage ref: CC233018

Helmsley, North York Moors

£293-£584

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4 star rating
Centrally positioned for exploring all attractions in North Yorkshire.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

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.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SA

The Cottage ref: UK2130

Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

£365-£890

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3 star rating
Visit bustling Pickering or explore the North York Moors from this stone-built cottage which is set in a pretty village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Beckhouse Cottages - Honeysuckle ref: 29763

Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£0-£623

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3 star rating
This holiday property has landscaped gardens dotted with seating areas - ideal to relax in and enjoy the tranquillity.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Grange Farm Cottages - The Wests ref: ITR

Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

£289-£620

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4 star rating
Visit the area’s many attractions from this property, including Duncombe Park, Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Honeysuckle Cottage ref: ISV

Helmsley, York, North York Moors

£403-£995

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4 star rating
With a wealth of beams, this cottage has a south-facing garden and makes an excellent base for exploring.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Easter Cottage ref: 30683

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

£302-£844

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3 star rating
Centrally located in a beautiful village, Easter Cottage is a traditional cottage complete with woodburner and beams.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Yew Tree Cottage ref: CC253019

Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£301-£629

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4 star rating
In a row of 17th Century former farm cottages, this delightful property is a Grade II listed building with character and charm.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Willow Grange Cottages - The Barn ref: CC233068

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

£403-£954

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4 star rating
A collection of luxury properties with access to two hot tubs and a play area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Sheilings ref: UK2173

Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

£593-£1701

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4 star rating
North Yorkshire Moors, the east coast and the Yorkshire Wolds, The Sheilings is the perfect base to visit all three.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Little Garth ref: RCHM98

Normanby, near Pickering, North York Moors

£344-£345

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4 star rating
Just 10 miles from Malton, this Grade II listed cottage makes a perfect base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors and York.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dairy Cottage ref: CC233041

Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

£272-£621

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