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.

Valley View

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£555-£959

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£555-£959

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Shaws Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£465-£1409

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

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£465-£1409

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

Cherry Blossom

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£419-£659

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£659

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

Fox Cub Cottage

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£314-£549

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£314-£549

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West Wood Hideaway

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£279-£699

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£279-£699

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Byre Cottage

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£675

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£325-£675

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Flowery Bank

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Broughton, near Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£319-£709

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Broughton, near Malton, North York Moors

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£319-£709

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The Hayloft

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£448-£969

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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£448-£969

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

Mill Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£675-£1395

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£675-£1395

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Bondgate

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£435-£1165

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£435-£1165

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Four Seasons

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£525-£1075

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£525-£1075

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

Elm Tree Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£380-£709

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£380-£709

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

Castlegate Apartment 1

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Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£395-£579

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Malton, North York Moors

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£395-£579

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Laskill Grange - The Smithy

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£315-£859

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£315-£859

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Church Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£393-£1049

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£393-£1049

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