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.

The Loft

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£385-£689

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£385-£689

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

Studley House Farm Cottages - Swallowtail Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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

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£345-£635

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£345-£635

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

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Acorn 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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£399-£909

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£399-£909

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

High Farm Cottage

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 3

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£355-£449

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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£355-£449

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

The Shack

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Beckhole, Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£459-£655

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Beckhole, Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£459-£655

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£359-£859

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£359-£859

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

Sproxton Hall Cottages - Kirkdale Cottage

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£479-£1005

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£479-£1005

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

Cherry Garth

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£615-£1635

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£615-£1635

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

Forge View Cottage

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

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

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£499-£1175

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

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£499-£1175

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

Eversfield

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£969-£2835

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£969-£2835

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Ivy Cottage

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£779-£2309

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£779-£2309

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£499-£829

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£499-£829

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

Plum Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£365-£619

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£365-£619

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House

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Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£849-£2155

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£849-£2155

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

The Old Coach House

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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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