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 Old School House

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£499-£1375

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£499-£1375

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

Burton House Farm Cottages - Baileys Barn

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Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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

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£519-£909

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Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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£519-£909

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

Black Bull Cottage

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Ugthorpe, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£0-£645

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Ugthorpe, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£0-£645

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

Oak Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£439-£709

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£439-£709

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

Dairy Cottage

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£345-£665

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£345-£665

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Forest Lodge Farm - North Range

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Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£655-£1695

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£655-£1695

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

Pasture Barn

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£410-£769

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£410-£769

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Beck Garth Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£799-£1589

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£799-£1589

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

Kelp House

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£639-£929

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£639-£929

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Acorn Cottage

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£389-£909

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£389-£909

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

Winnow Cottage

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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

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£365-£869

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£365-£869

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

Southolme Lodges - Maple Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£595

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£595

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Beck House Farm Cottages - Cowslip Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£0-£0

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Lazenby

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£559-£1225

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£559-£1225

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

Laskill Grange - Bridge Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£309-£745

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£309-£745

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