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Mountain locations

Mountain locations

Majestic and breath-taking, the mountains of Britain have a magic all of their own. Challenge yourself with a trek over some of the highest peaks in England and Wales, or take a slightly more leisurely walk through some of the most beautiful countryside with spectacular views.

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

YHA Castleton is close to the spectacular Winnats Pass, Peveril Castle and Mam Tor; a great base for families and for activity breaks with superb walking, climbing, running and cycling all around.

Coastal locations

Coastal locations

Whether you prefer ice cream on the beach, trying to catch the perfect wave or navigating an invigorating coastal path, a break by the sea is always a delight.

With YHAs along the coasts of England and Wales you’re sure to discover your perfect location.

YHA Whitby

Enjoy breath taking views over the harbour and North Yorkshire Moors with just a short walk to the town and the beach, via 199 steps.

Rural locations

Rural locations

Explore the beauty and tranquility of the great British countryside with YHA.

Watch the world go by over a picnic in the sunshine or get muddy with an exhilarating woodland bike ride; whatever you want to do, there's a YHA for you!

YHA Dartmoor

If you want to get away from it all for an outdoor activity break, YHA Dartmoor is the perfect spot.

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.

Cracking Capitals

10 great things to do in London this winter!

10 great things to do in London this winter!

Ah, winter. The nights draw in, the days become shorter and the weather is colder and wetter. Disheartening? Well, maybe slightly, but certainly not if you happen to be in London. That miserable combination certainly doesn’t stop the UK’s capital from continuing to be a thronging hotspot of fun and amusement! With 6 hostels within the confines of the North Circular, YHA are perfectly positioned to offer great value accommodation for your winter trip to London.

Top 11 London City Hacks - Tips for Travellers

Whether you’re heading to London for a romantic getaway or embarking on a whirlwind 48-hour city break, it’s likely that your itinerary is going to be jam packed and you may be wondering how you’re going to squeeze everything in. At YHA we know that London offers an overwhelming amount of things to see and do and, if you’re travelling there on a budget, you may need to be strategic with your planning and research.

The White Peak Way - Derbyshire at its best

The White Peak Way - Derbyshire at its best

Gorgeous river valleys, dramatic Rock Art, distinct cuisine, stately homes, hidden dales filled with wildflowers...you’ll find it all on the White Peak Way, as our guest blogger Caroline Wood found out this summer. With six YHAs en route, there’s no need to camp on this seven day walking trail, leaving you free to roam the hills and discover the tranquil wildness of the Peak.

4 fun places to take a break on your way to Cornwall

4 fun places to take a break on your way to Cornwall

Long car or coach journeys can take a huge toll on you and the best way to prevent this from happening is to make some scheduled stops along the way. Service stations might prove handy when you fancy picking up a quick cup of coffee or a bite to eat but they’re certainly not the most cheerful of places. So, if you’re planning a trip to Cornwall and are looking for some fun or relaxing places to stop off at along the way, here are some of our favourites.

North York Moors: a Cool top 10

North York Moors: a Cool top 10

Is there a better place to go hostelling than the North York Moors, where YHA boasts great hostels at Dalby Forest, Boggle Hole and Helmsley – home to the national park authority? Our Cool Places pals reckon this is as good as it gets, and to prove it they’ve given us some very cool recommendations of places to see, eat and drink in the region.

A tri-hostel tour of the Welsh Marches

A tri-hostel tour of the Welsh Marches

History, geology, magic and industry - the Welsh Marches have it all, and YHAs make the perfect bases for a jam-packed family holiday as the Parkyn’s found out last Easter! Over three days, the family - Sally, Brent, Theo and Max, along with grandparents Jack and Pat - travelled from their home in Cumbria to take a whistle-stop tour of the region, starting with the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

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