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.

Sands Farm Cottages - Daisy Cottage

4 star rating

Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£839-£1359

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Wilton near Pickering, North York Moors

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£839-£1359

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

Laskill Grange - The Smithy

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£325-£859

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Bilsdale, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£325-£859

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

Forresters Lodge

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Little Fryup, Danby, North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1000-£1859

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Little Fryup, Danby, North York Moors

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£1000-£1859

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Beck House Farm Cottages - Cleveland Bay 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

Sproxton Hall Cottages - Kirkdale Cottage

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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

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£469-£1005

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Sproxton, near Helmsley, North York Moors

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£469-£1005

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

Hungate Cottages - Lockton

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£555-£1389

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£555-£1389

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

Ashberry Cottage

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

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

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£379-£729

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Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire , North York Moors

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£379-£729

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

Storey Farm Cottage

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Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£449-£1169

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Hartoft, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£449-£1169

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

Lumley Cottage

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Thornton-Le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£439-£795

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Thornton-Le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£439-£795

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

Easter Cottage

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Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£335-£1015

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Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£335-£1015

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

Byre 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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£345-£675

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Carlton near Stokesley, North York Moors

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£345-£675

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

Cherry Blossom

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£419-£659

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Thornton le Dale near Pickering, North York Moors

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£419-£659

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

Hungate Cottages - The Carrs

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Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£425-£1169

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Pickering, North York Moors

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£425-£1169

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

West Wood Cottage

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£325-£635

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Wrelton, near Pickering , North York Moors

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£325-£635

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Waters Edge

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Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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

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£485-£1065

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Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, North York Moors

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£485-£1065

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