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.

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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£355-£675

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Hambleton near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£355-£675

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

Raero Cottage

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£385-£975

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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£385-£975

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Primrose Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£319-£619

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£319-£619

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

Daisy Cottage

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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

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£449-£1099

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Thornton-le-Dale, North York Moors

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£449-£1099

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

Laskill Grange - The Forge

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£365-£1025

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£365-£1025

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 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-£939

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near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£939

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

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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£609-£1489

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£609-£1489

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

Craven Garth - Adagio

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£489-£975

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£975

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

Yew Tree Cottage

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£365-£759

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Burythorpe near Malton, North York Moors

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£365-£759

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

The Hayloft

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£505-£969

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Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

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£505-£969

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

Owl Cottage

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£309-£565

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Low Marishes, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£309-£565

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

Red House Farm Cottages - The Old Sheaf Store

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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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£495-£969

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Glaisdale, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£495-£969

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

Ingleby Barn

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£389-£895

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Kildale, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£389-£895

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

Castlegate Apartment 1

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Malton, North York Moors

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

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£395-£579

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Malton, North York Moors

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£395-£579

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

Sands Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£705-£1140

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£705-£1140

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