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.

Burton House Farm Cottages - Baileys Barn

4 star rating

Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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

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£519-£909

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Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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£519-£909

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

Millinder House - The Granary

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£295-£775

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£295-£775

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

The Old Mill at Littlebeck - The Old Mill

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£675-£1039

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£675-£1039

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Waters Edge

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

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

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£479-£775

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

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£479-£775

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

The Firs

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Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£588-£1515

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£588-£1515

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Finch Lodge

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Nawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£285-£615

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Nawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£285-£615

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

Robin Lodge

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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

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£265-£549

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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£265-£549

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

Mouse Cottage

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£0-£0

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£0-£0

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Eskdale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£285-£655

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£285-£655

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

The Hayloft

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£500-£969

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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£500-£969

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

Lumley Cottage

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

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

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£419-£805

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

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£419-£805

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Rosedale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£315-£845

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£315-£845

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

Coverdale

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South Otterington near Thirsk, North York Moors

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

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£410-£759

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South Otterington near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£410-£759

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

Old Reading Room

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Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£689-£1795

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Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, North York Moors

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£689-£1795

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

Hill House Farm Cottages - Willow Cottage

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£445-£619

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£445-£619

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