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YHA Ilam Hall


Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

T: 0845 371 9023

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Cafe bar

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Conference facilities

Cot available

Cycle Store


Drying room

En suite rooms available

Family breaks

Games Room


Group catering available

Internet access


Library / Quiet room


Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen


Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome




118 Beds

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About YHA Ilam Hall

If it's an unforgettable family holiday that you're looking for, this National Trust property is the one for you. Stay in this huge Victorian Gothic manor house, sitting in 84 acres of country parkland on the River Manifold, and enjoy a jam-packed activity holiday or relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

YHA Ilam Hall at a glance:

  • Peak District accommodation
  • Magnificent National Trust building
  • Wedding and conference venue
  • Up to date and luxurious decor in lounge areas
  • Licensed bar and restaurant


YHA Ilam Hall offers a wide range of activities, making it ideal for cheap family breaks, activity breaks or school trips. Popular with everyone, it’s a great base for walking holidays, exploring the stepping stones at Dovedale or cycling along the Tissington, Manifold or High Peak trails. This magnificent accommodation is also near the world famous theme park, Alton Towers, perfect for a family day out and countless thrills and spills. There's a licensed bar and restaurant which serve delicious meals and refreshing drinks for you to enjoy after your day out exploring. Have a look at a sample menu of what we have to offer here.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Ilam!

Rural Menu PDF (18KB) Rural Menu PDF (18KB)Click here to have a look at a sample menu (18KB).

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Need to know

Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

You can use the Moorlands Connect to travel to this hostel. It will meet your bus in Ashbourne or Leek and take you straight to the hostel door. For more information call 0300 111 8003 or click the logo.


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Reception Times:
07.00 - 23.00

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Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • YHA Ilam's lovely grounds stretch to 84 acres of country park on the banks of the River Manifold - great for activity breaks or school trips. Don't miss the short walk from the hostel to the famous Stepping Stones in Dovedale, with interesting caves to explore if you're on a cheap family break; or outdoor games, woodland wanders and riverside walks make a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Walking holidays in the Peak District wouldn't be complete without a stroll through this beautiful landscape. And, with Alton Towers being so close to your accommodation, there's fun for thrill-seekers and families on the doorstep.

Volunteering opportunities

YHA Ilam Hall have several volunteering opportunities available. Email volunteers@yha.org.uk for more information on any of the following:

- Team member volunteering role
- Decorating volunteering role
- Working Party volunteering role

YHA School Trips

This Youth Hostel's location, in the heart of the White Peak District, makes it great for school activity breaks as well as educational trips. The hostel provides up to 118 beds, group catering and classroom facilities, making it well equipped for a school visit.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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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