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Thousands flock to The Sill during opening weekend

Thousands flock to The Sill during opening weekend

On Saturday 29th July 2017, Northumberland National Park Authority officially opened the doors to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.

The crowning jewel in the UK National Parks Week celebrations, National Park staff reported that the new £14.8m state-of-the-art visitor centre and world-class Youth Hostel attracted over 5,000 visitors in its first weekend.

5 reasons we can’t get enough of winter!

5 reasons we can’t get enough of winter!

As December has ticked into January and memories of Christmas and New Year have faded, winter has begun to take hold across England and Wales. Don't let that get your spirits down, though! There's plenty to look forward to and enjoy during the colder months.

A wintry walk on a cold frosty morning:

5 picks for a top notch New Year

5 picks for a top notch New Year

Christmas is fast approaching, and before you know it, it’ll be time to put into action those all-important New Year’s plans! Some people think it’s overrated and some people love it but either way, it’s highly likely you’ll need some kind of plan to see you through the night into 2017! If you’ve yet to conjure a great idea for a perfect way to spend the night, make sure you start planning now to avoid disappointment! Here are a few pointers to potential options that could be just the trick.

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Great gifts for lovers of the outdoors

Great gifts for lovers of the outdoors

It’s not too late to buy those last few Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest! And remember, it doesn’t have to be all about PS4s, virtual reality headsets and iPhone 7s! Why not treat your loved one to something more practical? We've compiled a guide to top gifts for lovers of the outdoors, to help take some of the pain out of those hours of searching for the ideal gift. Oh, and with a YHA Membership, you'll find that you can save money on plenty of these picks! 

One of the UK’s longest public mosaic artworks installed at Robin Hood’s Bay

One of the UK’s longest public mosaic artworks installed at Robin Hood’s Bay

A vast piece of art, ‘The Story of Bay – Footprints through Time’, believed to be one of the longest public mosaic artworks in the UK, has been installed on the sea wall at Robin Hood’s Bay.

The artwork, comprising 50 mosaic panels, has been commissioned by the North York Moors National Park Authority, to cover a 125-metre stretch of parapet adjacent to a path that visitors follow to reach the popular village.

Páramo wins Guardian Sustainable Business Award

Páramo wins Guardian Sustainable Business Award

Páramo was announced the winner of the ‘Bold Move’ category in the GSBA 2016 last night, recognising the importance and impact of the British clothing company’s sign-up to the Greenpeace Detox Commitment in January this year.

Young adventurer Alex Staniforth becomes latest YHA Ambassador

Young adventurer Alex Staniforth becomes latest YHA Ambassador

A pioneering young adventurer, Alex Staniforth (20), who has won praise from Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Fiennes for his feats, has been confirmed as an ambassador for YHA (England and Wales).

Described as ‘The Adversity Adventurer’ Alex joins fellow ambassador Alan Hinkes OBE as a spokesperson for the youth hostelling charity. Within the role he hopes to inspire young people and their families to get involved in the outdoors.

4 YHAs named as top hostels by Simply the Guest Awards

 4 YHAs named as top hostels by Simply the Guest Awards

LateRooms.com has announced the winners in its 2016 Simply the Guest Awards – the UK’s only hotel awards based solely on genuine guest reviews. And YHA have done it again! We take up nearly half of the top 10 hostels in the UK, according to LateRooms.com’s reviews and ratings.

Our Green SPIRIT Plan 2 2015 - 2018

Our Green SPIRIT Plan 2 2015 - 2018

We know that caring for the environment is more important to customers than ever, so why should green travellers stay with YHA? Well along with winning the HI Sustainability Fund prize twice, having many hostels on the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program and being finalists for the Global Youth Travel Award’s Green Accommodation Initiative award, there’s our Green SPIRIT Plan 2.

Read Issue #02 of our e-zine #LiveMoreYHA!

Read Issue #02 of our e-zine #LiveMoreYHA!

Have you read our amazing new e-zine #LiveMoreYHA yet? The exciting second issue is out now and it's packed with all things hostelling. Best of all, it doesn't cost you a single penny to read.

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