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.

Chestnut Cottage

4 star rating

Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£405-£739

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£405-£739

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

Dairy Cottage

4 star rating

West Knapton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • 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

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

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

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Granary Cottage

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£355-£665

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£355-£665

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

Squirrel Cottage

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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

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£309-£735

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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£309-£735

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

Vanehouse Apartment

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Osmotherley, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£505-£685

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Osmotherley, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£505-£685

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

Grange Farm Cottages - The Wests

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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

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£365-£625

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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£365-£625

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

Pickering Central

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£495-£1045

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£495-£1045

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Red House Farm Cottages - The Hayloft

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£449-£929

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£449-£929

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

Winnow Cottage

4 star rating

Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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

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£405-£869

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£405-£869

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

Southolme Lodges - Elm Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£495

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£495

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£705-£1140

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£705-£1140

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House

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Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • 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

Ash Garth Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • 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

Laskill Grange - Bridge Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£319-£705

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£319-£705

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