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.

Pear Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£360-£549

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£360-£549

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

Beck Garth Cottage

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£799-£1579

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

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£799-£1579

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Goose End Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£564

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£0-£564

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

Valley View

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£589-£919

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£589-£919

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Oak Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£395-£945

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£945

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

Winnow Cottage

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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

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£395-£935

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Commondale, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£395-£935

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

Finkle Barn

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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

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£445-£1215

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£445-£1215

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

Forest Lodge Farm - North Range

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Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£649-£1599

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£649-£1599

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Beck House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Daisy Cottage

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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

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£395-£1049

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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£395-£1049

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

Sloe Berry Barn

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£0-£594

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£0-£594

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

Cherry Laurel

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£419-£659

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£659

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

Glebe Farm Cottage

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Hornby, North York Moors

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

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£699-£1135

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Hornby, North York Moors

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£699-£1135

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Rose Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£965

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£965

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

Cherry Garth

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£589-£1705

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£589-£1705

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