If you're looking for an unforgettable family holiday, a superb activity location, a relaxing break away or a magnificent setting for your special event, then YHA Ilam Hall is the place for you. This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam.
Need a day out? 5-miles from Ilam Park, the Dovedale Stepping Stones have remained a huge draw for day-trippers since they were laid in the mid-19th century. As you wait to cross, lift your eyes up to admire Thorpe Cloud, an enormous limestone hill to the south. Cross the River Dove and, along the 3-mile stretch of Dovedale towards Milldale, you'll encounter some of the most extraordinary limestone gorge scenery of anywhere in England.
Though there'd been a small hostel here for a brief spell in 1932, this grand Victorian property was opened as a permanent hostel in May 1935 by the North Midlands group. They recognised the enormous potential of large multi-bedded 'mansion' style hostels and couldn't have chosen a more majestic location.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
07.00 - 23.00
15.00 - 23.00
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Ilam Hall. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ
Ilam is situated 6 miles from Ashbourne. From Ilam Village centre, enter National Trust Country Park and follow the driveway. Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.
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At YHA Ilam Hall we have two meeting rooms available for hire.
Capacity: Room 1 can accommodate up to 40 delegates and room 2 30 delegates, depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flipchart, pens, extenstion leads
Parking: Parking is free for National Trust members. All other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in the classroom or the games room.
Accessibility: There is step-free access to two of the meeting rooms. One is located close to reception and the other can be accessed via a platform lift. The closest accessible WC is located just off the reception lobby. Unfortunately the last meeting room can only be accessed via stairs. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. Fans and heaters are available.
Meeting rooms available from: £65