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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Bridges


Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP

T: 01588 650656

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BBQ areaBoard GamesCamping FacilitiesClassroom/Educational meeting room

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games

Camping Facilities

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Coach parking onsite

Cycle Store


Drying room

En suite rooms available


Group catering available


Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen


Sole Use


38 Beds

How to book

This hostel is not bookable online. Please contact the hostel direct.

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About YHA Bridges

The tranquil retreat of YHA Bridges has been described as one of the last remaining rural idylls. An old village school in the Shropshire Hills, this hostel is perfect for walking holidays with the Shropshire Way passing close by, as well as paths leading to the Long Mynd and Stiperstones. Camping is available if you bring a tent. Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bishop’s Castle are nearby. A great location for activity breaks or a gentler birdwatching holiday. Evening meals are available.

Need to know

Access from Church Stretton over the Long Mynd Hill is not advisable in bad weather, especially during winter. Sorry, no credit or debit cards accepted. Please make sure that cheques are made payable to Bridges Youth Hostel not YHA.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Just relax and enjoy walking in the peace and quiet of this beautiful area, before returning to the comfort of your tranquil rural retreat.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Bridges. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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