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.

Moorhouse Farm Cottage

3 star rating

Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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

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£365-£929

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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£365-£929

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

Forest View

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£659-£1569

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£659-£1569

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

Ryedale Self Catering - Rose Cottage

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£375-£635

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£375-£635

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

The Byre

4 star rating

Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£435-£819

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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£435-£819

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

Fern Cottage

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Lealholm, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£639-£1475

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Lealholm, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£639-£1475

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£369-£855

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£369-£855

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

The Old Coach House

4 star rating

Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£345-£529

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£345-£529

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

Willow Grange Cottages - Sunrise

4 star rating

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

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

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£435-£819

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

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£435-£819

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

Pasture Barn

4 star rating

Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£415-£769

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£415-£769

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

Willow Cottage

4 star rating

Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£455-£839

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£455-£839

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

Finkle Barn

4 star rating

Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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

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£459-£1215

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£459-£1215

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

Helena

4 star rating

Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£1109-£2875

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Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1109-£2875

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 3

Hill House Farm Cottages - Buttercup 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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£515-£809

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£515-£809

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

Studley House Farm Cottages - Cow Pasture Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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

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£345-£665

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£345-£665

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

Tilly’s Cottage

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£395-£1125

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£395-£1125

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