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.

Sands Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottage

4 star rating

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£479-£719

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£479-£719

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

Ashberry Cottage

3 star rating

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£363-£728

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

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£363-£728

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

Low Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£454-£659

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£454-£659

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

Gamekeepers Cottage

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Gilling East, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£635-£1609

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Gilling East, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£635-£1609

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

Meadowfield Cottage

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£329-£590

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£329-£590

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

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-£785

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£515-£785

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

Sycamore Farm Lodges - Millie’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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£349-£1129

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£349-£1129

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

Ivy Cottage

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Beck Hole, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£799-£2425

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Beck Hole, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£799-£2425

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

The Loft

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£679

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£679

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

Sycamore Farm Lodges - Chloe’s Lodge

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • 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

Parkview

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • 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

The Cottage

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£459-£945

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£459-£945

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

Peasholm

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Thornton le Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£329-£719

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Thornton le Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£329-£719

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

Crossbill Cottage

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£338-£610

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£338-£610

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

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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£489-£719

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£719

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