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.

Hill House Farm Cottages - Cherry Cottage

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£515-£779

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£515-£779

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

Plum Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£346-£600

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£346-£600

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

Lumley Cottage

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

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

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£415-£709

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

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£415-£709

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

Hurworth - Knayton Moor Cottages

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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

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£315-£735

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£315-£735

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Two Hoots

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£603-£1140

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£603-£1140

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

Hungate Cottages - Danbydale

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£399-£1155

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£399-£1155

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Baysdale Abbey

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 17
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1479-£2779

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£1479-£2779

Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Grange Cottage

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Harome, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£459-£1099

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Harome, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£459-£1099

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

Parkview

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£385-£1045

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£385-£1045

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

Brewers Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£1035

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£1035

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

Winnow Cottage

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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

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£385-£855

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£385-£855

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

Eden House Holiday Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£460-£630

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£460-£630

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

Newstead Cottage

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

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

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£429-£1055

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

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£429-£1055

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

The Stable

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Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£390-£730

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Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£390-£730

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

Honeysuckle Cottage

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£395-£395

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£395-£395

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