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.

Esk Cottage

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£255-£735

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Egton Bridge near Whitby, North York Moors

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£255-£735

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

Beck House Farm Cottages - Rose Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • 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: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Toad Hall

4 star rating

Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£445-£1075

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Helmsley, North York Moors

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£445-£1075

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

Hurworth - Knayton Moor Cottages

4 star rating

Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£335-£785

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Knayton, near Thirsk, North York Moors

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£335-£785

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Beckside Cottage

4 star rating

Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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

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£395-£695

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Great Fryupdale, North York Moors

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£395-£695

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

Hill House Farm Cottages - Cherry Cottage

4 star rating

Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£515-£809

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Little Langton, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£515-£809

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

Moorland Cottages - Heather Cottage

4 star rating

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

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

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£455-£765

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

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£455-£765

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

The Wheelhouse

4 star rating

Swainby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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

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£435-£949

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Swainby, near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£435-£949

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

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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£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

Low Farm Cottage

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£489-£679

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Rosedale Abbey near Pickering, North York Moors

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£489-£679

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

Woldsend Holiday Cottages: Granary Cottage

5 star rating

Rillington, North York Moors

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

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£589-£1979

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Rillington, North York Moors

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£589-£1979

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

Southolme Lodges - Oak Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£495

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£365-£495

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

Cherry Tree Lodge

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Welburn, near Malton, North York Moors

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

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£465-£975

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Welburn, near Malton, North York Moors

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£465-£975

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

The Old Mill at Littlebeck - Woodlands

4 star rating

Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£375-£635

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Littlebeck, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£375-£635

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

Parkview

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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

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£539-£1049

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Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

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£539-£1049

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