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.

Laskill Grange - The Forge

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£359-£1025

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£359-£1025

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Horcum View

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£869

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£379-£869

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

Little Rigg Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 3

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£0-£0

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£0-£0

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

The Old King’s Head

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£449-£909

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£449-£909

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Ye Olde Smithy

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£420-£789

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£420-£789

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

Crossbill Cottage

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£380-£629

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Chopgate near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£380-£629

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

Mill House

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£729-£1769

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£729-£1769

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

Forest View

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£704-£1569

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£704-£1569

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

Pottergate Mews

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Helmsley, near York, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£525-£1099

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Helmsley, near York, North York Moors

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£525-£1099

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

Studley House Farm Cottages - Swallowtail Cottage

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£325-£635

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£325-£635

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

Craven Garth - Valencourt

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£395-£899

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£899

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

Ryedale Self Catering - Rose Cottage

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£329-£635

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£329-£635

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

Bow Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£399-£1019

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£399-£1019

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

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Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£480-£1119

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£480-£1119

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Stable Cottage

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£410-£669

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Kennythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£410-£669

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