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.

Hallgarth House

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£559-£1635

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£559-£1635

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Granary

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Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£395-£799

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Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£395-£799

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

The Mill

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Goathland, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£435-£1259

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£435-£1259

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

Westfield Barns - Sunset Barn

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£335-£675

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£335-£675

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

Bridge House

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Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£415-£1365

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£415-£1365

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Highfield Barn

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Scackleton, near Hovingham, North York Moors

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

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£289-£685

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Scackleton, near Hovingham, North York Moors

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£289-£685

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

Burton House Farm Cottages - Baileys Barn

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Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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

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£515-£909

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Oulston, near Easingwold, North York Moors

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£515-£909

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

Moorland Cottages - Heather Cottage

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£435-£795

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£435-£795

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Laskill Grange - Foxglove 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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£299-£705

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£299-£705

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

Ashberry Farm Cottage

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Rievaulx near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£271-£490

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Rievaulx near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£271-£490

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

Laskill Grange - Rievaulx 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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£289-£659

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£289-£659

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

Shepherds Rest

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£425-£880

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£425-£880

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

Easter Cottage

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

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

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£305-£899

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

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£305-£899

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Daisy Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£805-£1275

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£805-£1275

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

Moorview Cottage

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£414-£670

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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£414-£670

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1