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.

Low Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£441-£659

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£441-£659

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Moorhouse Farm Cottage

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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

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£319-£909

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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£319-£909

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

Red House Farm Cottages - Threshing Barn

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£480-£919

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£480-£919

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

Peasholm

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Thornton le Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£308-£719

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Thornton le Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£308-£719

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

Southolme Lodges - Sycamore Lodge

3 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£276-£499

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£276-£499

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Church Cottage

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

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£342-£842

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

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£342-£842

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

The Lodge Cottage

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Hovingham, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£734-£1455

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Hovingham, North York Moors

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£734-£1455

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

Manor Farm Cottages - Manor Farm Cottage

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Yedingham, near Scarborough, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£319-£765

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Yedingham, near Scarborough, North York Moors

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£319-£765

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

Southolme Lodges - Maple Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£301-£609

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£301-£609

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

The Boiler House

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Osmotherley, North York Moors

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

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£263-£637

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Osmotherley, North York Moors

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£263-£637

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

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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£379-£639

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£379-£639

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

Crown Gardens

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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

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

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£437-£1115

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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors

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£437-£1115

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

The Stables

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£469-£959

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Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£469-£959

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

Squirrel Cottage

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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

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£308-£805

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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£308-£805

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

Mulberry Hayloft

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£453-£880

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Little Barugh, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£453-£880

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