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.

Stone Cross ref: ITQ

Spaunton, near Lastingham , North York Moors

£0-£612

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With stunning views, this property is in a peaceful location from which to enjoy the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
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Craven Garth - Boothferry ref: 18425

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£339-£877

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3 star rating
North Yorks Moor Steam Train is nearby, and runs 18 miles from Pickering to Whitby on the coast.
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The Granary ref: 28190

Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

£414-£799

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A hidden gem within the North York Moors National Park, with easy access to the coast, Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay.
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Beech Farm - Bracken Brow ref: KVR

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

£578-£1663

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Being so close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, guests will find plenty of country and woodland walks to enjoy.
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Colville House ref: 19181

Helmsley, North York Moors

£288-£994

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Enjoy exploring Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay, well as Whitby and York from this comfortable detached house.
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Warren Farmhouse ref: 27038

Kildale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£1159-£2492

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Large groups of friends and family wlll love Warren Farmhouse, a perfect retreat for celebrating that special occasion all together.
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Fox Cub Cottage ref: DC3653

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£296-£516

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3 star rating
Lovely courtyard cottage with a village inn serving meals closeby.
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Laskill Grange - Rievaulx Cottage ref: W43185

Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£288-£671

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4 star rating
A charming cottage with a shared hot tub, located within the North York Moors National Park and close to Rievaulx Abbey.
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Coverdale ref: CC233045

South Otterington near Thirsk, North York Moors

£275-£709

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Central location, ideal for exploring all that North Yorkshire has to offer
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Studley House Farm Cottages - Swallowtail Cottage ref: UK2296

Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

£305-£628

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4 star rating
This one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples, and is set in a lovely position close to both the North York Moors and coast.
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Rose Cottage ref: CC233052

Thorpe Bassett near Malton, North York Moors

£276-£660

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4 star rating
Centrally located to enjoy the East Coast, York and the North Yorkshire Moors areas
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Sands Farm Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage ref: CC231128

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£426-£606

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Ground floor accommodation for 2 with a private hot tub.
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Craven Garth - Valencourt ref: 18426

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£389-£864

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3 star rating
Pickering with its castle nearby, Gothic Rievaulx and Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar easily reached.
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Squirrel Cottage ref: 27264

Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

£308-£839

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Enjoy something for everyone with cycling in Dalby Forest, the Heritage Coast or even a day out in the city of York.
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Ivy House ref: DC5276

Pickering, North York Moors

£910-£1900

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Georgian Listed House within walking distance of the towns amenities.
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