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.

Hungate Cottages - Farndale

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£399-£1015

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£399-£1015

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Snug

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£255-£639

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£255-£639

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

Dairy Cottage

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£325-£655

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£325-£655

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

Elmwood Cottage

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Easby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£375-£945

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Easby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£375-£945

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

The Loft

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£375-£679

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£375-£679

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£479-£719

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£479-£719

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

Hungate Cottages - Rosedale

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£395-£1279

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£1279

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

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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£345-£829

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£829

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

Rose Cottage

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£345-£895

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Houlsyke, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£345-£895

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Willow Cottage

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£431-£810

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£431-£810

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

Forest Lodge Farm - Dale House

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Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£745-£2165

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Castleton, North York Moors

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£745-£2165

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Nab End Farm Cottages - Farndale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£275-£805

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£275-£805

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

Elm Tree Cottage

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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

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£384-£700

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Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£384-£700

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

Cherry Blossom

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£400-£640

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£400-£640

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

Craven Garth - Adagio

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£489-£919

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£919

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