North York Moors National Park

High hills, deep wooded dales, crinkly coasts, ancient abbeys and babbling brooks through timeless villages.

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There’s a cacophony of life in the seas around the National Park. White-beaked dolphins and minke whales follow shoals of fish swimming south from the Arctic, and seal colonies loll beneath the coastal cliffs.

Some older natural residents have long-since left their fossilised mark, with 160-million-year-old ammonites and even preserved dinosaur footprints common on the  seashore.

Further inland, centuries of history lay beneath your feet and before your eyes in abbey ruins, gothic churches, medieval chapels and ancient stone crosses.

The National Park’s moors and woodlands are alive with birdsong. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railways and traverses 39 kilometres of National Park countryside.

The famous Pacific voyager Captain James Cook grew up in the North York Moors and began his seafaring career in the nearby town of Whitby in 1746 as an  apprentice seaman.

Heathrow 4.5 hours

Newcastle 1.5 hours

Port of Tyne 1.5 hours

Hull 1.5 hours

⅓ of the National Park

is heather moorland – one of the largest expanses in England and Wales


ENPEC Experiences


ENPEC Accommodation

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.

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The North York Moors National Park Overview

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Catriona McLees (Head of Marketing and Communications)

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+44 (0)1439 772700


Crag House Farm Barns

Crag House Farm Barns

  • Address Crag House Farm, Danby Head, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NW
  • 2 cottages each with 3 bedrooms rooms
  • Open
Carr House Farm B&B

Carr House Farm B&B

  • Address Carr House Farm, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4ED
  • 3 rooms
  • Open All year round.
Dunsley Hall Hotel

Dunsley Hall Hotel

  • Address Dunsley Lane, Whitby, York, Y021 3TL
  • 27 rooms
  • Open All year round.

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Visit Britain Press Trip


In June, we welcomed an international press group of 8 journalists and influencers to the Lake District & Peak District to showcase the best of the two regions and to celebrate 70 years of National Parks in the UK. Media representatives came from Australia, USA, China, Russia, UAE, Italy, Korea


Battlesteads is a charming hotel that dates back to 1747 and is located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park Dark Skies region. Battlesteads is a pub, hotel and restaurant, with an on-site Observatory. The 4 parts of this venue work fantastically as stand-alone elements and together they complement