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.

The Old King’s Head

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£445-£909

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£445-£909

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Weaver’s Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£355-£925

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£355-£925

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

Cruck Cottage

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£360-£659

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Sinnington near Pickering, North York Moors

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£360-£659

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

Quarry Cottage

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£0-£570

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Commondale near Danby, North York Moors

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£0-£570

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Beck House Farm Cottages - Daisy 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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£0-£0

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Laskill Grange - Bridge Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£305-£725

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£305-£725

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£0-£0

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

Beckside Cottage

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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

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£395-£685

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£395-£685

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

Laskill Grange - Rievaulx Cottage

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 1

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£289-£689

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£289-£689

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

Westfield Barns - Sunset Barn

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£395-£839

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Normanby, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£395-£839

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

Bow Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£399-£1019

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£399-£1019

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Ryedale Self Catering - Rose Cottage

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£425-£659

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Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, North York Moors

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£425-£659

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

Southolme Lodges - Sycamore Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£317-£579

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£317-£579

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

Two Hoots

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£620-£1169

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£620-£1169

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

Bilsdale - Knayton Moor Cottages

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£259-£619

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£259-£619

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