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.

Rose Cottage

4 star rating

Westerdale, North York Moors

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

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£415-£759

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Westerdale, North York Moors

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£415-£759

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

Hillcrest

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£359-£729

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£359-£729

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Willow Grange Cottages - Sunset

4 star rating

near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£435-£819

4 star rating
near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

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£435-£819

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

Summertree Farm - The Mews

4 star rating

near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£335-£539

4 star rating
near Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering, North York Moors

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£335-£539

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£359-£859

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£359-£859

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

Southolme Lodges - Beech Lodge

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£365-£605

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£605

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - The Granary

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£545-£1329

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£545-£1329

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

The Loft

4 star rating

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£385-£689

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£385-£689

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

Horcum View

4 star rating

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 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

The Old Forge

4 star rating

West Lutton near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£735-£1399

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West Lutton near Malton, North York Moors

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£735-£1399

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

Pear Tree Farm Cottages - No. 1 The Stables

3 star rating

Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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

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£239-£509

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Ebberston, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£239-£509

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

Bridge House

5 star rating

Helmsley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£509-£1389

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£509-£1389

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Honeysuckle Cottage

4 star rating

Helmsley, York, North York Moors

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

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£515-£1079

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Helmsley, York, North York Moors

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£515-£1079

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

Eden House Holiday Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£469-£659

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£469-£659

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

Little Fox Cottage

3 star rating

Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£359-£549

3 star rating
Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£359-£549

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