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.

West Wood Hideaway ref: UK2505

Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

£257-£652

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West Wood Hideaway
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Beautifully presented, this holiday home makes an idyllic base from which to explore this delightful location.
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Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store ref: KYZ

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

£480-£896

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A perfect base from which to explore both the North Yorkshire Moors and the Heritage Coast.
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Forge View Cottage ref: UK2418

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

£383-£1026

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The ideal location for a family holiday nestled in the heart of one of the prettiest villages in Yorkshire, picturesque Thornton Le Dale.
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Bank Top Cottage ref: E3882

Cropton, near Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£345-£699

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Peaceful, rural retreat with woodburner, take the scenic ‘Heartbeat’ moorland roads to Dracula’s Whitby, with 199 steps to the abbey.
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Beckside Cottage ref: ILC

Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

£325-£804

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Tranquillity, views and a gentle stream add to the charm of this cottage which lies in the North York Moors.
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Ivy House ref: DC5276

Pickering, North York Moors

£935-£1900

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Georgian Listed House within walking distance of the towns amenities.
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Byre Cottage ref: CC233042

Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

£319-£641

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Charming barn conversion near Carlton village in Stokesley
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Hill House Farm Cottages - Buttercup Cottage ref: UK2459

Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

£512-£762

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Buttercup Cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful North York Moors National Park with its historic abbeys and ancient castles.
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Beech Farm - Shepherd’s Lodge ref: KVQ

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

£961-£2473

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Children will love this complex, with its indoor pool, play area and animals including chickens, sheep and ducks.
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The Old King’s Head ref: CC233034

Pickering, North York Moors

£389-£981

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3 star rating
Centrally located to explore all North York Moors National Park areas
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Shaws Cottage ref: RCHM28

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

£423-£1419

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Exceptional spacious, detached house, with oak beams, stone fireplaces, open fires, and private garden, ideal for location for touring.
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Low Farm Cottage ref: CC233117

Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

£441-£628

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4 star rating
A cosy, romantic retreat for couples in this stunning region of the North York Moors National Park.
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Plum Tree Cottage ref: CC232113

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£336-£582

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This delightful single storey cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation.
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The Loft ref: UK2142

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£373-£731

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In a stunning location, nestled in the centre of Lockton Village and surrounded by the glorious North York Moors Park.
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Step House ref: CC231129

Stokesley near Great Ayton, North York Moors

£374-£709

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3 star rating
A delightful Georgian town house, sitiuated in the heart of Stokesley overlooking College Square.
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