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.

Southolme Lodges - Maple Lodge

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£599

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£599

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

The Dreamer’s Hut

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Hawnby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£445-£959

4 star rating
Hawnby, North York Moors

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£445-£959

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

Cherry Blossom

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£419-£659

5 star rating
Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£659

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

Oak Cottage

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£435-£945

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£435-£945

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

Nab End Farm Cottages - Glaisdale

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£289-£709

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Glaisdale Dale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£289-£709

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

4 star rating

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

Willow Grange Cottages - Sunrise

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

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£0-£719

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

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£0-£719

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

Moorland Cottages - Heather Cottage

4 star rating

Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£455-£775

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Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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£455-£775

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

The Dairy

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£1019-£1965

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Beck Hole, near Goathland, North York Moors

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£1019-£1965

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

Storey Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£475-£1185

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Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£475-£1185

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

Hill House Farm Cottages - Cherry Cottage

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£515-£705

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£515-£705

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

Lapwing

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Ingleby Greenhow, North York Moors

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  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£835

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Ingleby Greenhow, North York Moors

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£465-£835

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Lazenby

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£565-£1325

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£565-£1325

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

Owl Cottage

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£285-£565

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£285-£565

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

Garden House

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£789-£1649

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Thimbleby, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£789-£1649

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0