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.

Craven Garth - Valencourt

3 star rating

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£389-£909

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£389-£909

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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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£480-£919

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£480-£919

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

Crossbill Cottage

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£293-£589

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£293-£589

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Cottage

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£371-£934

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£371-£934

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

Pear Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£285-£530

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£285-£530

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Rosedale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£291-£792

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£291-£792

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

Craven Garth - Adagio

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£486-£945

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£486-£945

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

Featherstone Cottage

4 star rating

Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£625-£1965

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, North York Moors

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£625-£1965

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Forest Lodge Farm - North Range

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Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£585-£1555

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£585-£1555

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

Lumley Cottage

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

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

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£409-£774

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

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£409-£774

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

Wayside

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£297-£1029

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£297-£1029

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

Garden House

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£682-£1557

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£682-£1557

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Hungate Cottages - Hungate Garden Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£711-£2319

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£711-£2319

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

The Firs

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£494-£1395

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£494-£1395

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

Hill House Farm Cottages - Cherry Cottage

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£512-£785

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£512-£785

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