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.

Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

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Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£464-£1079

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£464-£1079

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Beck Garth Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£795-£1445

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

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£795-£1445

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Laskill Grange - Rievaulx Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 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

Honeysuckle Cottage

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£0-£671

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£0-£671

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

Owl Cottage

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£269-£535

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£269-£535

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Wayside

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£319-£1059

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£319-£1059

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

Laskill Grange - Foxglove Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 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

Chestnut Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£239-£599

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£239-£599

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

Robin Lodge

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£329-£704

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Nawton, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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£329-£704

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

Mill Cottage

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South Otterington near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£353-£579

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South Otterington near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£353-£579

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Highfield Barn

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Scackleton, near Hovingham, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • 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

The Firs

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£529-£1515

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£529-£1515

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Craven Garth - Master Mustard

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£395-£765

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£765

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Weaver’s Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£935

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£935

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Pear Tree Farm Cottages - No. 1 The Stables

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£249-£535

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£249-£535

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