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.

Pear Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£314-£549

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£314-£549

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Eskdale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£339-£709

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£339-£709

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

Willow Grange Cottages - Sunrise

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

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£0-£719

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

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West Wood Cottage

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£589

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£325-£589

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

Great Ayton Lodge

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Great Ayton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£375-£679

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Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£375-£679

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

Lilac Cottage

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£735

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£735

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

Buckingham Square

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Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£635-£1729

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£635-£1729

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

Willow Grange Cottages - Sunset

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

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

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£0-£719

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

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£0-£719

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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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£415-£795

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

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£415-£795

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 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: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Rose Cottage

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£365-£869

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£365-£869

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

Fryup Gill Cottages - Fryup Gill Cottage 1

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£355-£835

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£355-£835

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

Featherstone Cottage

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, North York Moors

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

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£665-£2115

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, North York Moors

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£665-£2115

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

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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£0-£714

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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£0-£714

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

The Old Hatchery

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£729-£805

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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£729-£805

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