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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Where can you find a Youth Hostel, art gallery and bistro, all inside a building with an extraordinary lean? YHA Berwick is our northern star - 3 miles from the Scottish border and a haven for walkers and cyclists. The town is home to the Lowry trail and historical attractions with a turbulent past. Look out for beaches and wildlife nearby, or use our quirky hostel as a base to explore Northumberland, sail to Lindisfarne or cross over to Edinburgh.

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Stuck for what to do on Bonfire Night this year? Start your November off with a bang at one of these three awe-inspiring events around England and Wales! Look out for glowing processions, delicious autumnal food and enough fireworks to brighten up the coldest of evenings.

Lewes Bonfire - 5th November

Lewes, East Sussex, EN7

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

A stay in the Lake District from just £10 a night? You're not dreaming - YHA Ambleside makes an unbeatable base for the UK's most-visited National Park and sits right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Take a cruise from the pier outside, wander up to Ambleside for Lakeland shopping, or make a splash with adrenaline-fuelled watersports. With a stylish £1.4million renovation, our award-winning hostel is perfect for families, ramblers and everyone in between.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Want to stay inside a real piece of history? With more medieval charm than Game of Thrones, YHA Beverley Friary boasts decades of loving restoration and a £340,000 refurbishment. This fascinating hostel was home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and was even mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Book a stay and get original features by your bunk, a buzzing market town of attractions, and all the facilities you need for a break in the Yorkshire countryside.

Alex Rider Spy Academy & Six Bond Film Locations near YHAs

Alex Rider Spy Academy & Six Bond Film Locations near YHAs

Psst. Hey, you. Listen in. Eyes alert. We’re on the hunt for teenage super-spies. And your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help us discover the next Alex Rider.

It’s now fifteen years since award-winning author Alex Horowitz released Stormbreaker, the first in the best-selling Alex Rider series. To mark the occasion we’ve launched a new Action Adventure Package for young undercover secret agents (or schoolchildren, as the uninitiated might think of them).

Take your family on a short break with YHA

Take your family on a short break with YHA

If you’ve never tried a family holiday with YHA, it’s time to find out what you’re missing. Our Youth Hostels are more family-friendly than ever before, with hidden gems like YHA Boggle Hole offering unique on-site adventures that kids will love. Our range of affordable breaks will help introduce your loved ones to amazing UK experiences for less. You can even take over a whole hostel for a big party with your relatives using YHA Exclusive Hire.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

We can't describe how beautiful Bath is - you'll just have to experience it for yourself. Where better to explore its history than from YHA Bath - a romantic Victorian mansion just a mile away from the Jane Austen Centre and world-famous Roman Baths. Our hostel boasts elegant period features and we're fantastic value for such a luxurious location. You won't be the first guests to imagine themselves as Elizabeth Bennet or Mr Darcy on our lawn!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

October sees cyclists from all over the UK coming together to celebrate the joy and passion of cycling. The National Clarion Cycling Club will be holding their Autumn get together in Coalport from 16-18th October 2015. The Ironbridge Clarion Cycle Club will be hosting the event with over 100 people attending and enjoying cycling in and around Ironbridge, Telford and Shropshire.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Looking for a haven in the Welsh wilderness? YHA Brecon Beacons feels as welcoming as walking into an old friend's home. Our cosy farmhouse has breathtaking views and a trail to Pen-y-Fan right from the doorstep. Just an hour from Cardiff, we're easy to get to and have everything from outdoor activities to a whisky distillery nearby. With our roaring fire, hearty meals and friendly staff - you'll feel ready for a National Park adventure in no time.

10 things to do in London for under a tenner

10 things to do in London for under a tenner

London is one of the most influential and exciting cities on the planet, but enjoying it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Our list of ten things to do for under £10 lets you get more from the capital without putting too much of a dent in your wallet – and you’ll steer clear of tourist crowds too.

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