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.

Southview

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Keldholme, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£379-£985

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Keldholme, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£379-£985

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The Wheelhouse

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Swainby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£455-£949

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Swainby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£455-£949

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Sands Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£705-£1140

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£705-£1140

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

Shepherds Rest

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£455-£909

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Low Easby near Great Ayton, North York Moors

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£455-£909

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

Shaws Cottage

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

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£499-£1409

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

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£499-£1409

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Woodlands

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£375-£635

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£375-£635

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Low Farm Cottage

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£489-£679

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£679

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Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£499-£969

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£499-£969

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

Moorview Cottage

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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

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£435-£689

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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£435-£689

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Pear Tree Farm Cottages - No. 2 The Stables

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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

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£265-£599

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£265-£599

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Chapel Lodge

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£1005-£1715

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£1005-£1715

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

Swallow Cottage

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Westerdale, North York Moors

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

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£589-£849

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Westerdale, North York Moors

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£589-£849

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

The Cottage

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Carlton-in-Cleveland, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£385-£1079

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Carlton-in-Cleveland, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£385-£1079

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

Lilla Cottage

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£329-£609

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£329-£609

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Stable Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£319-£615

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£319-£615

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