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.

Hungate Cottages - Ellerbeck

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£485-£1229

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£485-£1229

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Wood Cottage

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Chop Gate, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£0-£953

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Chop Gate, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£0-£953

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

Hungate Cottages - Saltersgate

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£455-£1435

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£455-£1435

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Summertree Farm - The Mews

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

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

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£329-£555

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

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£329-£555

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£449-£679

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£449-£679

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

Craven Garth - Master Mustard

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£775

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£775

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

Cherry Laurel

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£419-£659

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£659

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

Fryup Gill Cottages - Fryup Gill Cottage 2

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£485-£1225

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Great Fryup, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£485-£1225

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Moorland Cottages - Moorland Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£419-£775

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£419-£775

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

Craven Garth - Boothferry

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£759

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£759

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Stable Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Crown Gardens

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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£519-£1229

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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

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£519-£1229

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Grange Cottage

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Harome, near Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£645-£1565

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Harome, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£645-£1565

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Studley House Farm Cottages - Swallowtail Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£319-£639

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£319-£639

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

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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£1239-£2989

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1239-£2989

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