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10 things to do in Bath this winter

10 things to do in Bath this winter

With its luxurious Roman Baths and stylish Georgian buildings, Bath looks gorgeous in any season. If you’re looking for a winter break with added dazzle, look no further than Jane Austen’s favourite city. Whether you yearn for magnificent streets lit up in lights, festivals with an added touch of class, or the Christmas dinner of your dreams – here’s what’s hot near YHA Bath.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

With a £600k makeover under its belt and decor colourful as a stained glass window, YHA Canterbury feels perfectly in tune with the city's famous cathedral. Our 4-star Victorian villa bursts with character - making it a fab base to explore Canterbury's irresistible mix of Roman and Medieval history, quirky pubs and gorgeous gardens. Our new Lord of the Rings-inspired wooden cabins are just one more reason to make a pilgrimage here.

YHA's Autumn Pub Guide

YHA's Autumn Pub Guide

Sadly, the days of relaxing in the beer garden with a chilled cooler or two are now over, but worry not, the UK still has a number of fantastic traditional pubs which are perfect for the colder months.

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn It’s harvest time and London is celebrating with a bumper crop of food and drink festivals this autumn. Here are three of our favourites to whet your appetite!

The Rum Diaries

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A Guide to England and Wales’ Most Picturesque Autumn Walks

A Guide to England and Wales’ Most Picturesque Autumn Walks

Autumn is surely the most picturesque season of the year, and we’re fortunate that the UK has so many beautiful and scenic rural locations to explore on foot when the leaves start to fall. From the rolling red and gold hills of the Peak District to the darker orange and brown landscapes on show in Snowdonia, hikers are pretty much spoilt for choice when it comes to planning autumn routes.

Running the world with Ben Spurway

Running the world with Ben Spurway

If you’ve stayed at YHA Keswick or YHA Eskdale recently and crossed paths with a particularly steely-eyed group of outdoor-lovers, it could well be that you came face to face with Ben Spurway and his friends. The 43-year-old military reservist is one of a group of four who have been using our Lake District properties as training bases, in preparation for a decidedly extreme adventure race next year.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Want a winter break that sparkles? Brighton comes to life in the cold season and our glam hostel is no exception. Make YHA Brighton your cosy base for winter fun - we'll be waiting with a cup of hot chocolate and all the glitter, colour and personality you'd expect from our seaside hostel. Visit our quirkiest location to see vibrant arts festivals, unique seasonal events, some of the best Christmas shopping in the UK, and famous landmarks lit up in lights.

10 Tips for Preparing for Winter Hiking Season

10 Tips for Preparing for Winter Hiking Season

Want to be a four-season hiker? Don’t give up adventuring once the weather gets chilly – that crisp winter wonderland is waiting for your footprints and we have many hostels perfect for hiking. You can even take over one of our holiday cottages and rural retreats with Exclusive Hire; perfect accommodation for large walking groups.

Tackling the Horseshoe

Tackling the Horseshoe

By James Ottery

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is one of our most popular hostels - what IS its secret? It could be the misty mountains on its doorstep, lively social areas full of excited adventurers or last year's swanky £1.3 million refurbishment. This iconic hostel has the perfect mix of old and new, boasting a place in mountaineering history and top notch Snowdonia National Park accommodation. At over 1000ft above sea level, climbing Snowdon has never seemed closer.

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