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.

Hallgarth House

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£559-£1635

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£559-£1635

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

Shepherds Rest

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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

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£425-£880

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£425-£880

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

Woldsend Holiday Cottages: Granary Cottage

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Rillington, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£535-£1845

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Rillington, North York Moors

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£535-£1845

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Hungate Cottages - Bransdale

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£1155

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£1155

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

Mulberry Hayloft

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£465-£880

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£465-£880

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

Ryedale Self Catering - Pheasants Roost

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£325-£519

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£325-£519

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

Hungate Cottages - Saltersgate

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£479-£1365

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£479-£1365

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

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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£295-£915

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£295-£915

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

Esk Dale View

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Grosmont, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£315-£719

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Grosmont, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£315-£719

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

Newstead Cottage

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

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

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£425-£1055

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

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£425-£1055

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

Dairy Cottage

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West Knapton, North York Moors

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

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£580-£690

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West Knapton, North York Moors

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£580-£690

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

Swiss Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£585-£1565

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£585-£1565

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

Westerdale Barn

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£415-£1085

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£415-£1085

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

Mill Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£675-£1315

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£675-£1315

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

Westfield Barns - The Roost

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£335-£675

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£335-£675

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