Countryside breaks

Countryside breaks

It’s not every day you get to experience a comfortable stay with outstanding views of the British countryside.

Beautiful countryside

With 13 National Parks and 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, England and Wales are lucky to be blessed with some of Europe’s most beautiful countryside. The variation of landscapes is astounding, with deep dales, humbling hills, stunning beaches and wonderful woodlands decorating the country. Escaping the stresses of the city is simple, with peaceful, rural areas abundantly available in all corners. Relaxing, inspiring and picturesque, there’s so much to discover in the British countryside. Whether it’s walking in the Lake District, climbing in the Peaks, mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or simply relaxing in the Yorkshire Dales, England and Wales make for the ideal location for countryside breaks. Plus, with hostels in virtually every rural spot the country has to offer, YHA are perfectly placed to satisfy all of your accommodation needs.

Great ideas for a countryside holiday

Stretch your legs

Stretch your legs

Britain’s countryside is perfect for anybody looking to get out on their feet and enjoy the clean, fresh air. There are endless fantastic walks for those of all abilities to enjoy, from the hills of the Lake District to the coast of Cornwall.

Towns and Villages

Towns and Villages

The British countryside boasts a plethora of quirky towns and villages which complement the vast green spaces. ‘Quintessentially English’ villages are what the countryside is all about, with thriving communities, beautiful old buildings and quaint shops all combining to create characterful spots.

Pubs

Pubs

No trip to the countryside is complete without paying a visit to one of the ultimate symbols of Britain: a good old-fashioned traditional country pub. Enjoy a hearty meal, washed down with a pint of good quality, local beer and you’re bound to be satisfied.

Stay under the stars

Stay under the stars

For many intrepid explorers, a trip to the countryside isn’t complete unless the nights are spent under the stars, close to nature. YHA’s extensive range of camping and cabins options gives guests plenty of scope for enjoying the feeling of being in the outdoors, but with more than a hint of home comfort.

Go Underground

Go Underground

It’s not just what’s immediately visible that can be explored in the English and Welsh countryside. Look beneath the surface and you’ll find that the UK is home to some amazing underground caves. From full-blown underground visitor centres to more extreme options suitable for experts, there’s plenty to be seen below your feet.

South West

YHA Beer Exterior

YHA Beer

Library/Quiet room
YHA Exclusive Hire
Garden / grounds
YHA Boscastle Exterior

YHA Boscastle

Self-catering kitchen
Wheelchair accessible
Garden / grounds
YHA Cheddar Exterior

YHA Cheddar

En suite rooms available
Free wi-fi
YHA Exclusive Hire
YHA Dartmoor Exterior

YHA Dartmoor

Garden / grounds
Private rooms available
YHA Exclusive Hire
YHA Street External Overview

YHA Street

Camping and Cabins
Private rooms available
Cycle store

Yorkshire

YHA Dalby Forest Exterior

YHA Dalby Forest

En suite rooms available
YHA Exclusive Hire
Self-catering kitchen
YHA Hawes

YHA Hawes

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Licensed bar
YHA Haworth

YHA Haworth

Free wi-fi
Parking
En suite rooms available

Lake District

YHA Black Sail Exterior

YHA Black Sail

YHA Exclusive Hire
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen
YHA Borrowdale Exterior

YHA Borrowdale

Camping and Cabins
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available
YHA Buttermere Entrance

YHA Buttermere

Garden / grounds
Private rooms available
Camping and Cabins
YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds
YHA Hawkshead - External view

YHA Hawkshead

Private rooms available
Licensed bar
Camping and Cabins
YHA Helvellyn Entrance

YHA Helvellyn

Private rooms available
Licensed bar
Meals available
YHA Keswick External

YHA Keswick

Free wi-fi
Licensed bar
Private rooms available

Peak District

YHA Eyam External

YHA Eyam

Free wi-fi
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available

North East

YHA Berwick External View

YHA Berwick

Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available
Free wi-fi

Wales

YHA Borth External

YHA Borth

Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Garden / grounds
Private rooms available