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.

Swallow Cottage

4 star rating

Westerdale, North York Moors

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

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£579-£759

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Westerdale, North York Moors

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£579-£759

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

Old Barn Cottage

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£362-£560

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Lockton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£362-£560

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

Raero Cottage

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£380-£1075

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Northallerton, North York Moors

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£380-£1075

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

Ivy Cottage

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£681-£2121

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Goathland, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£681-£2121

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Square Farm Barns - Low Horcum View

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£428-£1069

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Lockton, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£428-£1069

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Lazenby

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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

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£447-£2319

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Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, North York Moors

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£447-£2319

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

The Sheilings

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£607-£1799

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Ebberston, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£607-£1799

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

Ivy Cottage

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Beck Hole, near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£774-£2365

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Beck Hole, near Whitby, North York Moors

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£774-£2365

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Dairy Cottage

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£319-£638

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£319-£638

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

Helena

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Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£1031-£2855

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Goathland near Whitby, North York Moors

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£1031-£2855

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 3

Moorhouse Farm Cottage

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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

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£316-£909

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Hovingham, near York, North York Moors

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£316-£909

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

Bank Top Cottage

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Cropton, near Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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

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£345-£719

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Cropton, near Pickering, Yorkshire, North York Moors

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£345-£719

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

Millinder House - The Granary

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£253-£755

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Westerdale, near Castleton, North York Moors

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£253-£755

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

Hungate Cottages - Farndale

4 star rating

Pickering, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£387-£1003

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£387-£1003

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Southolme Lodges - Oak Lodge

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£276-£499

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£276-£499

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