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 Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£485-£1055

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

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£485-£1055

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£485-£679

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£485-£679

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

Moorlands Cottage

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Levisham, North York Moors

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

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£389-£619

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Levisham, North York Moors

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£389-£619

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

Fryup Gill Cottages - Fryup Gill Cottage 2

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£545-£1499

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£545-£1499

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

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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£565-£1399

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

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£565-£1399

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

Old Barn Cottage

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£339-£539

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£339-£539

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

Cherry Tree Barn

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£809-£1675

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£809-£1675

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Mill House

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£819-£1779

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£819-£1779

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

Grange Farm Cottages - Riccal Heads

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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

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£509-£1309

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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£509-£1309

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

Sunset Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£289-£565

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£289-£565

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

Four Seasons

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£645-£1355

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£645-£1355

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

Laskill Grange - Rievaulx Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£319-£925

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£319-£925

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

Hungate Cottages - Rosedale

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£449-£1289

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£449-£1289

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House

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Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£935-£2335

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£935-£2335

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Tilly’s Cottage

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£375-£1185

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£375-£1185

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