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.

Craven Garth - Seran Gypsy

3 star rating

Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£345-£835

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£835

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Lilla Cottage

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£325-£605

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£325-£605

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

Millinder House - The Byre

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£355-£889

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£355-£889

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

Bilsdale - Knayton Moor Cottages

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 0

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£219-£585

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£219-£585

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Holme End

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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

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£279-£759

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Great Broughton, near Middlesborough, North York Moors

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£279-£759

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

Craven Garth - Master Mustard

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£395-£765

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Rosedale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£395-£765

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

Manor Farm Cottage

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£279-£535

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Scawton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£279-£535

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

The Old Forge

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West Lutton near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£710-£1360

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West Lutton near Malton, North York Moors

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£710-£1360

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

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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£345-£895

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£345-£895

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

Newbiggin Hall Cottages - Cedar Cottage

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£415-£1049

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Aislaby near Grosmont and Whitby, North York Moors

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£415-£1049

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

Millinder House - The Granary

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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

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£339-£755

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£339-£755

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

High Farm Cottage

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 3

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£195-£515

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Gerrick, near Moorsholme, North York Moors

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£195-£515

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

Emerald Cottage

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Castleton, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£289-£625

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Castleton, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£289-£625

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

Woldsend Holiday Cottages: Granary Cottage

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Rillington, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£535-£1845

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Rillington, North York Moors

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£535-£1845

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Two Hoots

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Goathland, North York Moors

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

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£603-£1140

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Goathland, North York Moors

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£603-£1140

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