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.

The Granary

3 star rating

Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£395-£649

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Moorsholm, near Guisborough, North York Moors

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£395-£649

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

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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£455-£739

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£455-£739

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

West Wood Hideaway

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£289-£725

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£289-£725

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The Cottage

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£459-£855

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Sinnington, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£459-£855

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

Hungate Cottages - Glaisdale

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£515-£1155

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£515-£1155

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

Byre Cottage

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£335-£675

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£335-£675

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£499-£829

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£499-£829

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

Kelp House

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£639-£929

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£639-£929

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Old Barn

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£325-£899

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£899

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

Westfield Barns - Sunset Barn

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£399-£695

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£399-£695

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

The Loft

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£709

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£709

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

Swiss Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£629-£1525

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£629-£1525

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

Great Ayton Lodge

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Great Ayton, North York Moors

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

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£0-£0

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Great Ayton, North York Moors

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

Spring Farm Cottage

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Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£0-£594

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Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£0-£594

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£595

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£595

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