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 Firs

4 star rating

Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£608-£1515

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£608-£1515

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

Ryedale Self Catering - Rose Cottage

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£379-£635

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£379-£635

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

Owl Cottage

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£315-£565

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£315-£565

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

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-£605

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£605

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

Wayside

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£985

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£0-£985

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

The Old Barn

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£339-£939

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£339-£939

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

Southview

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Keldholme, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£379-£985

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Keldholme, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£379-£985

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

Sycamore Farm Lodges - Millie’s Lodge

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£399-£1135

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£399-£1135

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

Cruck Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£659

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£659

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

Warren Farmhouse

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Kildale, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1259-£2609

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Kildale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1259-£2609

Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 2

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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£815-£1699

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£815-£1699

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

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
  • Number of Pets: 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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Eskdale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£295-£665

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£295-£665

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

Hallgarth House

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£599-£1665

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£599-£1665

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Mulberry Hayloft

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£485-£909

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£485-£909

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