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.

Sleepy Fox Cottage

3 star rating

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£287-£530

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£287-£530

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - The Granary

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£505-£1315

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£505-£1315

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

The Dairy

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£935-£2019

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£935-£2019

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

Elm Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£369-£690

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£369-£690

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

Craven Garth - Trevena Star

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£895

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£895

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

Bow Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£379-£999

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£379-£999

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

Southolme Lodges - Sycamore Lodge

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£329-£529

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£329-£529

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

Parkview

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£385-£1045

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£385-£1045

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

Cherrystone Cottage

4 star rating

Snainton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£369-£885

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Snainton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£369-£885

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Chapel Lodge

4 star rating

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£980-£1635

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£980-£1635

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Swallow Cottage

4 star rating

Westerdale, North York Moors

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

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£509-£789

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Westerdale, North York Moors

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£509-£789

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

Mill House

4 star rating

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£685-£1695

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£685-£1695

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

The Long House

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£459-£1149

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£459-£1149

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

Rose Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£885

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£885

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

Sycamore Farm Lodges - Chloe’s Lodge

3 star rating

Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£1129

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£1129

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