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.

Dairy Cottage

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West Knapton, North York Moors

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

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£599-£699

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West Knapton, North York Moors

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£599-£699

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Willow Grange Cottages - Sunset

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

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

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£430-£819

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

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£430-£819

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Millinder House - The Carthouse

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£325-£629

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£629

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

Raero Cottage

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£385-£1269

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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£385-£1269

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

Brewers Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£1235

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£1235

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

Ash Garth Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£549-£885

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£549-£885

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

Four Seasons

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£609-£1089

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£609-£1089

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

Grange Farm Cottages - The Wests

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£335-£625

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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£335-£625

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Wold View Cottage

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£435-£819

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£435-£819

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

Holme End

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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

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£389-£725

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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£389-£725

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

Gable End Cottage

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£329-£1009

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£329-£1009

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

Shepherds Rest

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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

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£450-£909

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£450-£909

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 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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£1005-£2835

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1005-£2835

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

Chestnut Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£400-£739

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£400-£739

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

Ryedale Self Catering - Pheasants Roost

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£0-£0

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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