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.

Sleepy Fox Cottage

3 star rating

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£287-£530

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£287-£530

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

4 star rating

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£695-£1039

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£695-£1039

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

Craven Garth - Master Mustard

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£675

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£675

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

Hill House Farm Cottages - Willow Cottage

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£445-£549

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£445-£549

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

Bondgate

4 star rating

Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£445-£985

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£445-£985

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

Summertree Farm - The Mews

4 star rating

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

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

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£319-£505

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

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£319-£505

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Cornflower Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£369-£809

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£369-£809

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

Mill House

4 star rating

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£679-£1489

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£679-£1489

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

Owl Cottage

4 star rating

Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£269-£519

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£269-£519

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

Robin Lodge

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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

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£313-£648

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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£313-£648

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

Valley Farm Retreat -The Gill

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Gilling East, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£719-£1479

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Gilling East, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£719-£1479

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

Manor Cottage

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Old Byland, near Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£325-£1005

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Old Byland, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£325-£1005

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Forest Lodge Farm - North Range

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Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£599-£1595

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£599-£1595

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

Goose End Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£490

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£490

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

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Cedar Cottage

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£419-£1035

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£419-£1035

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2