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.

The Old School House

5 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£505-£1115

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£505-£1115

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Lazenby

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£559-£1185

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£559-£1185

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

Pear Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£344-£530

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£344-£530

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Elm Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£422-£700

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£422-£700

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Flowery Bank

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Broughton, near Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£319-£699

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Broughton, near Malton, North York Moors

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£319-£699

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Lilac Cottage

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£389-£739

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£389-£739

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

Waters Edge

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

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

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£449-£1065

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

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£449-£1065

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

Lapwing Cottage

4 star rating

Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£499-£834

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£499-£834

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Forge View Cottage

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

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

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£485-£1199

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

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£485-£1199

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Cleveland Bay Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£355-£829

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£355-£829

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

Step House

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Stokesley near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£390-£730

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Stokesley near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£390-£730

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Red House Farm Cottages - Threshing Barn

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£489-£909

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£489-£909

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

Southolme Lodges - Oak Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£519

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£519

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

Craven Garth - Valencourt

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£859

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£859

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

The Cottage

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Carlton-in-Cleveland, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£395-£1125

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Carlton-in-Cleveland, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£395-£1125

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