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.

Plum Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£360-£619

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£360-£619

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

Hungate Cottages - Danbydale

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£439-£1245

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£439-£1245

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

Bilsdale - Knayton Moor Cottages

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£259-£655

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£259-£655

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Rosedale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£339-£855

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£339-£855

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

Denham

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Glaisdale, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£565-£1619

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Glaisdale, North York Moors

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£565-£1619

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Robin Lodge

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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

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£265-£589

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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£265-£589

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

Sproxton Hall Cottages - Riccal Dale Cottage

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 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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£0-£0

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Ashberry Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£379-£729

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

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£379-£729

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

Beckside Cottage

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£395-£735

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£395-£735

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

Manor Farm Cottage

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£299-£545

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£299-£545

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

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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£1019-£1965

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£1019-£1965

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

Pasture Barn

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£410-£769

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£410-£769

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

Warren Farmhouse

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Kildale, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1259-£2609

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Kildale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1259-£2609

Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 2

Millinder House - The Byre

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£409-£985

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£409-£985

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