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.

Clematis Cottage

4 star rating

Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£349-£630

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£349-£630

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

Grange Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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

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£319-£705

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Spaunton, near Lastingham, North York Moors

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£319-£705

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Cowslip Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£505-£1315

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£505-£1315

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Owl Cottage

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£269-£535

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£269-£535

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

Quarry Cottage

4 star rating

Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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

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£0-£570

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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£0-£570

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

School House Cottage

4 star rating

Coxwold, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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

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£385-£509

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Coxwold, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£385-£509

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

Goose End Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£630

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£630

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

Little Fox Cottage

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£287-£530

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£287-£530

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

The Lodge Cottage

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Hovingham, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£735-£1490

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Hovingham, North York Moors

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£735-£1490

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Meadowfield Cottage

4 star rating

Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£319-£590

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£319-£590

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

Maddy Cart House

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£225-£499

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£225-£499

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

Swallows Barn

4 star rating

Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£353-£640

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£353-£640

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Daisy Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£829

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£829

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

The Byre

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£410-£790

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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£410-£790

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