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.

Ivy House ref: DC5276

Pickering, North York Moors

£910-£1900

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5 star rating
Ivy House
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Georgian Listed House within walking distance of the towns amenities.
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    10
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  • Bedrooms
    5
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    4
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Wood Cottage ref: 30831

Chop Gate, near Stokesley, North York Moors

£382-£994

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4 star rating
This upside-down holiday property boasts views from all angles and is ideally located in the North Yorkshire Moors.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Cropton Cottage ref: UK2284

Castleton, near Whitby, North York Moors

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Nestled in the village of Castleton, Cropton Cottage is the perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hurworth - Knayton Moor Cottages ref: 25565

Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

£314-£712

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Beautiful views across countryside, excellent walking and cycling, Thirsk with its 15th century Church and racecourse is close by.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Moorhouse Farm Cottage ref: 25880

Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

£311-£903

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3 star rating
Enjoy dining al fresco on the patio area in the sunshine whilst admiring the views, or snuggle around the woodburner on cooler days.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hill House Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage ref: UK2462

Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

£441-£587

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4 star rating
With its large dog walking field and dog shower for muddy paws, this cosy cottage is perfect for walking in the Yorkshire countryside.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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    1
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The Mill ref: IWO

Goathland, North York Moors

£393-£1279

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4 star rating
Pretty two storey holiday cottage right beside the village stream. Picturesque village location on the famous NYM’s steam railway line.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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West Wood Cottage ref: 28249

Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

£324-£601

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4 star rating
A cosy cottage perfect for a couple or small family close to Pickering, stately homes and quaint fishing villages.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Laskill Grange - The Granary ref: 16322

Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£489-£1145

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4 star rating
Masses of character with exposed stone, beams, sloping ceilings and wood burner; racecourses at Thirsk, Wetherby and York easily reached.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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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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4 star rating
Set on the owner’s organic farm, guests can buy local produce from the very grounds that The Farmhouse lies within.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lavender Cottage ref: CC233020

Helmsley, North York Moors

£379-£731

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4 star rating
This charming cottage is located very close to the centre of Helmsley, with amenities including riverside walks, shops and ample pubs on the doorstep.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Byre ref: CC231125

Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

£349-£664

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4 star rating
Nestling amidst a working ’organic’ farm in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The Byre has been thoughtfully converted and offers superb family accommodation.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Loft ref: UK2142

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

£373-£731

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4 star rating
In a stunning location, nestled in the centre of Lockton Village and surrounded by the glorious North York Moors Park.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Ye Olde Smithy ref: DC3378

Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

£368-£735

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3 star rating
Converted stable all on ground floor level with an excellent local pub nearby.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spring Farm Cottage ref: CC233056

Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

£339-£605

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4 star rating
Charming cottage enjoying stunning open views, ideally located for exploring this picturesque area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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