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.

Kelp House

4 star rating

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£583-£1219

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£583-£1219

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

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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£389-£664

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Great Fryupdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£389-£664

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

Hungate Cottages - Glaisdale

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£417-£1085

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£417-£1085

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Low Farm Cottage

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£441-£659

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£441-£659

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

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Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£551-£1041

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£551-£1041

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Holme End

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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

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£260-£749

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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£260-£749

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

Red House Farm Cottages - Threshing Barn

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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

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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£414-£1145

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£414-£1145

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

Willow Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£420-£810

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£420-£810

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

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Park Lane 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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£347-£863

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£347-£863

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

Brookwood

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£0-£853

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£0-£853

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

Step House

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Stokesley near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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

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£374-£709

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Stokesley near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£374-£709

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

Ingleby Barn

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£379-£875

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£379-£875

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

Station House

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£507-£1449

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

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£507-£1449

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Beckside Cottage

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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

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£319-£755

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£319-£755

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