The North York Moors cottage holidays

Self Catering Cottages in The North York Moors

You will never be bored on a cottage holiday in the North York Moors.

If it's peace and solitude you're after, it's possible to walk on some of the hundreds of footpaths which cross the moors and never see another soul or take one of the guided walks organised by the National Park Centres. As an alternative, travel on the steam railway which meanders along the valley with exploration stops along the way.

You will find at most that the owners will leave attraction leaflets and guide books for you to view when you’re there.


The area is home to impressive ruined abbeys and castles as well as magnificent stately homes and country houses. Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys, Mount Grace Priory, Duncombe Park, Helmsley and Pickering Castles are probably some of the best known and all are visitor friendly.

Goathland is also known as Aidensfield in YTV’s Heartbeat and as the bewitching Hogsmeade in the first Harry Potter Film. For 'Heartbeat' fans this is paradise with all the familiar scenery appearing round every corner an opportunity not to be missed.

In complete contrast, the Vale of York is a wide, flat, fertile plain dotted with farming communities. The ancient walled city of York is a veritable treasure trove of attractions to suit all ages. The ultimate jewel in the crown is of course the breathtakingly beautiful Gothic Minster. Experience all this first hand when you book one of our self catering holiday cottages in the North York Moors


Some North York Moors Attractions

The magnificent Minster – largest Mediaeval cathedral in Europe
Jorvik Viking Centre – bringing history to life
National Railway Museum
Clifford Tower – keep of York Castle built by Henry lll
Horse racing
Cruises on the River Ouse
Castle Howard


Castle ruins
Moorland Fun Fishing and Trout Farm
Leisure Centre
Open air market

Thornton le Dale
Dalby Forest Drive and Visitor Centre

Helmsley Castle ruins
Duncombe Park – award winning house and gardens
Rievaulx Abbey * Byland Abbey
Nunnington Hall – 17th century manor house
Open air market

Sutton Bank

Yorkshire Gliding Club
Panorama Walk

The Moors Visitor Centre
Cycle hire
Near Danby Scaling Reservoir – water sports, fishing and birdwatching


Mount Grace Priory – best preserved Carthusian monastery in England


Horse racing
Swimming pool and leisure centre
Open air market

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