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.

Scythe and Sickle Barn

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£549-£569

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£549-£569

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High Kingthorpe Lodge

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near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£365-£835

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near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£835

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

Sloe Berry Barn

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£489-£679

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£679

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Sunset Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£279-£549

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£279-£549

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Moorview Cottage

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£430-£689

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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£430-£689

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Esk Dale View

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Grosmont, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£339-£755

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Grosmont, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£339-£755

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Steamview Cottage

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near Grosmont, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£390-£669

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near Grosmont, North York Moors

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£390-£669

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

Two Hoots

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£620-£1179

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£620-£1179

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

The Old Barn

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£325-£939

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£939

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The Sheilings

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 4
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£715-£1859

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£715-£1859

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

The Dairy

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£989-£1965

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£989-£1965

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Old Reading Room

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Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, North York Moors

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

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£689-£1765

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Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, North York Moors

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£689-£1765

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Newstead Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£489-£1049

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

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£489-£1049

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

Low Muffles

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Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£0-£1459

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Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£0-£1459

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

Buckingham Square

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£655-£1589

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£655-£1589

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0