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.

Squirrel Cottage

3 star rating

Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£308-£805

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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£308-£805

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Craven Garth - Valencourt

3 star rating

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£389-£909

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£389-£909

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Lumley Cottage

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£409-£774

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

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£409-£774

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

5 star rating

Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£551-£1041

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£551-£1041

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School House Cottage

4 star rating

Coxwold, near Thirsk, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£333-£615

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Coxwold, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£333-£615

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Eden House Holiday Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£439-£659

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£439-£659

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Beech Farm - Beech Royd

4 star rating

Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£389-£1285

4 star rating
Wrelton, Pickering, North York Moors

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£389-£1285

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Holly Cottage

4 star rating

Middleton, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£261-£568

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Middleton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£261-£568

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Limberview

5 star rating

Glaisdale, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£628-£1589

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Glaisdale, North York Moors

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£628-£1589

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Double Cream Cottage

4 star rating

Great Broughton, near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£607-£1135

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Great Broughton, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£607-£1135

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Byre Cottage

4 star rating

Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£319-£638

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£319-£638

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Old Barn Cottage

4 star rating

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£362-£560

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£362-£560

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Hill House Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

4 star rating

Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£441-£595

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£441-£595

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Southolme Lodges - Sycamore Lodge

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£276-£499

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£276-£499

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Willow Grange Cottages - The Barn

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£416-£994

4 star rating
near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

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£416-£994

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0