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.

Garden House

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£805-£1649

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£805-£1649

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Fryup Gill Cottages - Fryup Gill Cottage 1

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£395-£879

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£395-£879

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

The Firs

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Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£596-£1515

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£596-£1515

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

Manor Farm Cottage

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£299-£479

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£299-£479

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

The Byre

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Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£410-£759

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Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£410-£759

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

Rose Cottage

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£365-£865

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£365-£865

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

Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£499-£969

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£499-£969

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

Red House Farm Cottages - The Hayloft

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bathrooms: 1
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£445-£929

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£445-£929

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Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Cedar Cottage

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£425-£1059

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£425-£1059

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

Castlegate Apartment 1

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Malton, North York Moors

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

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£569-£569

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Malton, North York Moors

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£569-£569

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

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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£830-£1589

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£830-£1589

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

High Farm Cottage

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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

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£519-£519

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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£519-£519

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

Pear Tree Farm Cottages - No. 2 The Stables

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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

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£275-£585

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£275-£585

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

Southolme Lodges - Beech Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£579

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£579

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Cornflower Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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