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.

Eden House Holiday Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£0-£0

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Pickering, North York Moors

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Stable Cottage

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£429-£669

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£429-£669

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

Shepherds Rest

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£450-£710

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£450-£710

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

Moorlands Cottage

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Levisham, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£340-£629

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Levisham, North York Moors

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£340-£629

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Red House Farm Cottages - The Hayloft

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£449-£975

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£449-£975

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Mulberry Hayloft

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£480-£909

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£480-£909

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

Forge Villa

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£419-£929

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£929

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

Red House Farm Cottages - Threshing Barn

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£495-£939

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£495-£939

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

Shaws Cottage

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

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£465-£1409

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

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£465-£1409

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Sands Farm Cottages - Chapel Lodge

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£1005-£1739

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£1005-£1739

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Church Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£485-£835

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£485-£835

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

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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£395-£715

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£715

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

Primrose Villa

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Rosedale Abbey, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£339-£339

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Rosedale Abbey, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£339-£339

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

Beck Garth Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£795-£1599

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£795-£1599

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

Millinder House - The Carthouse

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£325-£639

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£639

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