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.

Holme End ref: 30377

Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

£260-£789

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A detached bungalow perfect for a family holiday situated in the picturesque and tranquil North York Moors.
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    2
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Hungate Cottages - Farndale ref: KAN

Pickering, North York Moors

£387-£1010

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4 star rating
Perfect for fishing enthusiasts, this complex has its own private stretch of nearby Pickering Beck.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Sands Farm Cottages - Poppy Cottage ref: CC231119

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£438-£438

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A romantic one bedroom cottage with some low beams, a jacuzzi bath, four poster bed and a private hot tub situated within Sands Farm holiday cottages.
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Peasholm ref: 15857

Thornton le Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

£286-£697

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3 star rating
Lying on the edge of the National Park with Dalby Forest and the North York Moors nearby, is this cosy property.
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    1
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    2
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Honeysuckle Cottage ref: 17199

Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£428-£672

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4 star rating
Enjoy views over the Howardian Hills from this comfortable cottage, ideal for a holiday at any time of year.
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    3
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Surprise View ref: W43352

Glaisdale, North York Moors

£339-£883

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A rural retreat in the magnificent North York Moors National Park, this former cow byre enjoys far-reaching countryside views.
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    2
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Stone Cross ref: ITQ

Spaunton, near Lastingham , North York Moors

£0-£612

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4 star rating
With stunning views, this property is in a peaceful location from which to enjoy the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
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    2
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Little Edstone Farm -The Farmhouse - West Wing ref: IYX

Little Edstone, near Pickering, North York Moors

£967-£1946

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Set on the owner’s organic farm, guests can buy local produce from the very grounds that The Farmhouse lies within.
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    8
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Ashberry Farm Cottage ref: DC0455

Rievaulx near Helmsley, North York Moors

£240-£474

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3 star rating
Picture postcard location overlooking the duck pond.
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Crown Gardens ref: KVD

Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

£437-£1121

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5 star rating
Enjoy moorland views from the south facing terrace of this holiday home, in the centre of Rosedale Abbey.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Beech Farm - Fat Hen Cottage ref: KWG

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

£291-£898

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4 star rating
Enjoy a drink at the nearby pub, which is just a short walk away, after a day spent exploring Yorkshire.
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The Old Barn ref: W42436

near Castleton, North York Moors

£282-£871

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Wonderfully placed for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, this rural property offers spectacular moorland views.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    2
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Wayside ref: 23126

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£302-£1023

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4 star rating
Equipped with a games room for indoor fun or explore the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from this cosy property.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Ashpit Cottage ref: IUN

Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

£436-£474

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5 star rating
Grade II listed property with wood burning stove and garden overlooking a pond and the Hambleton Hills.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    2
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Sleepy Fox Cottage ref: DC4160

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£312-£516

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3 star rating
One of three courtyard cottages with fantastic access to moorland walks in the North York Moors.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
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