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.

Nab End Farm Cottages - Silver Birches

3 star rating

Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£308-£924

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£308-£924

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Clematis Cottage

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Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£364-£609

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£364-£609

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

The Wheelhouse

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Swainby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£384-£925

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Swainby, North York Moors

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£384-£925

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Woldsend Holiday Cottages: Granary Cottage

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Rillington, North York Moors

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

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£528-£1696

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Rillington, North York Moors

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£528-£1696

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Sands Farm Cottages - Poppy Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£458-£23038

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£458-£23038

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Beck House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£362-£770

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£362-£770

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Studley House Farm Cottages - Swallowtail Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£308-£615

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£308-£615

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

Moorland Cottages - Moorland Cottage

4 star rating

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

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

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£398-£738

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

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£398-£738

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

Craven Garth - Trevena Star

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£394-£905

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£394-£905

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

Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£488-£918

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£488-£918

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Willow Grange Cottages - The Gallery

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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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£375-£709

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

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£375-£709

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Edgemoor Cottage

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£785

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£785

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

Dragon Cottage

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West Ness, Nunnington, Malton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£874-£2689

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West Ness, Nunnington, Malton, North York Moors

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£874-£2689

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Esk Cottage

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£274-£644

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

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£274-£644

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

Yew Tree Cottage

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£361-£654

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£361-£654

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