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.

Lilac Cottage ref: UK2131

Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

£288-£784

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Lilac Cottage
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Located in a quaint village setting, Lilac Cottage also has good access to Dalby Forest and the sandy beaches of the coast.
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The Cottage ref: UK2130

Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

£370-£981

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Visit bustling Pickering or explore the North York Moors from this stone-built cottage which is set in a pretty village.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Black Bull Cottage ref: 12847

Ugthorpe, near Whitby, North York Moors

£233-£676

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Situated 3 miles inland from the attractive village of Runswick Bay, this cottage is great for visiting the villages close.
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    2
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Kelp House ref: INS

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

£556-£1187

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4 star rating
Visit picturesque Yorkshire villages and unspoilt coves on the coast whilst staying at this spacious property.
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    7
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Willow Grange Cottages - Sunrise ref: CC233071

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

£369-£774

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4 star rating
A collection of luxury properties with access to two hot tubs and a play area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Oak Tree Cottage ref: DC4437

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£391-£667

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4 star rating
Attractive converted farm buildings overlooking the Vale of Pickering. Rural area, ideal for walking and cycling.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Laskill Grange - Bridge Cottage ref: W43184

Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£297-£669

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4 star rating
Situated in 70-acre shared grounds, in a sheltered wooded valley, this cottage is ideal for walkers and cyclists.
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Maddy Cart House ref: UK2048

near Castleton, North York Moors

£178-£427

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With sweeping moorland views, this studio property has a shared games room and lies within easy reach of the coast and the North York Moors.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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The Old Coach House ref: DC4374

Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£291-£496

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4 star rating
Attractive Listed cottage with country walks from the door.
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    1
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Sands Farm Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage ref: CC231128

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

£426-£606

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4 star rating
Ground floor accommodation for 2 with a private hot tub.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Shepherds Rest ref: CC233006

Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

£384-£854

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4 star rating
Enjoy the views from the balcony at this unique cottage. It nestles in a picturesque rural location with a wood burner and beautiful landscaped gardens.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Clyde Cottage ref: CC232125

Nawton near Helmsley, North York Moors

£339-£654

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Near Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside this stable conversion is an ideal base to discover the area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Summertree Farm - The Granary ref: CC233054

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

£344-£763

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4 star rating
Just 2 miles from the beautiful picture postcard village of Thornton-le-Dale
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Point Grey ref: CC224032

Welburn near Castle Howard, North York Moors

£1614-£2802

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4 star rating
This family sized holiday property is ideally located in the heart of Yorkshire, with traditional market towns, the moors, dales and day trips to the coast. Enjoy a barbecue in the extensive gardens, or relax in front of the wood burner.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Red House Farm Cottages - The Hayloft ref: IGP

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£333-£706

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After a day walking in the local area, return to this property and enjoy a long soak in your own Jacuzzi bath.
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    0
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    1
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