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.

Ashpit Cottage

5 star rating

Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£469-£849

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£469-£849

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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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£455-£2320

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£455-£2320

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

West Wood Cottage

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£609

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£325-£609

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Newstead Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£425-£1016

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

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£425-£1016

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Mouse Cottage

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£545-£1255

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£545-£1255

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

Winnow Cottage

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£345-£836

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£345-£836

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Valley View

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£585-£1499

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£585-£1499

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

Woldsend Holiday Cottages: Rose Cottage

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Rillington, North York Moors

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

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£415-£979

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Rillington, North York Moors

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£415-£979

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

Hill View Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£345-£745

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£745

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

Hurworth - Knayton Moor Cottages

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£315-£725

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£315-£725

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

West Wood Hideaway

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£255-£680

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£255-£680

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Bow Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£379-£990

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£379-£990

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Spring Farm Cottage

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Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£345-£695

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Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£345-£695

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

The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Riverside Cottage

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£355-£945

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£355-£945

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Feather Holme Farm Cottage

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near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£354-£570

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near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£354-£570

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