North York Moors holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to The North York Moors?
The North York Moors, a beautiful moorland and national park in Yorkshire, on the West coast of England, are twice the size of the Isle of Man. Famous for its woodland, forest and acres of heather moorland, there are plenty of things for everyone to do in the North Yorkshire Moors.
The park’s large expanse has a rich natural history, with over 12,000 archaeological sites, 700 of those being ancient monuments. People come from all over the world to look back in time while walking around the North York Moors, basing themselves in nearby picturesque coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Staithes or the larger inland town Middlesbrough.
The national park is considered the most scenic place in England by many. The huge rolling scenery, mixed with such rich ancient history, attracts sightseers, walkers and those in search of heritage and outdoor activities.
Things to do on holiday in The North York Moors
It will come as no surprise that hiking is the number one thing to do in The North York Moors. It has a network of pathways almost 1,400 miles long, including the famous walks of the Cleveway Way along the moors and coast, and Lyke Wake Walk, cutting more directly through the middle.
And if, after a hard day of exploring, you fancy relaxing over a coffee or locally brewed beer, then the towns of Kilburn, Whitby, Castleton and Pickering are all worth a visit.
For families, there is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, allowing the sights to be seen without walking. Flamingo Land, a theme park full of rides with a zoo and the Activity Centre, serving as a base for all kinds of cycle hire, adventure activity and traditional kids play parks in the North York Moors.
Things to see on holiday in The North York Moors
Many have been drawn to The North York Moors by the television series Heartbeat, which was filmed in Goathland, where fans will find many memorable locations. Harry Potter fans will recognise Hogsmeade Station, also in Goathland. Budding scientists will find the UK’s leading dark matter research facility an interesting point, with particle detection experiments run 1.1km underground in Boulby Mine.
Aside from walking, there is a host of other ways to enjoy the outdoors, including mountain biking, climbing, gorge walking and water sports.
For photographers and artists, the moorlands natural beauty also holds the steepest public road in England (at Rosedale’s Chimney Bank) – keep your eyes peeled for the rarest butterfly in Britain, the Duke of Burgundy, as well as 21 species of orchid. All this is enjoyed with the least amount of rainfall yearly in any national park, meaning dry days and jaw dropping night skies, perfect for stargazing.
The best holiday cottages in The North York Moors
We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is perfect for you, so that your holiday in The North York Moors is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for.
There are superb holiday cottages across The North York Moors for all budgets with picturesque views.
Whether you want a relaxing hot tub, dog-friendly accommodation or an enclosed garden, the choice is yours. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in The North York Moors below.
Booking a holiday cottage in The North York Moors
A selection of the holiday lets that are available in The North York Moors are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
The bulk of accommodation is in the four main towns of Malton, Helmsley, Whitby and Pickering but almost every village has some accommodation options.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in The North York Moors– we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.
The North York Moors is just one of 15 National Parks in Britain. Learn more about it here along with the other 14 National Parks.