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Mountain holidays

Explore our mountain breaks

Soak in the enchanted lakes, mountains and woodland, as you discover the hidden gems which make up England and Wales either by foot or bike. With breaks from Snowdonia to Brecon Beacons and the Peak District, you can stay at the heart of some of the best mountain landscapes with YHA.

Our historic and unique properties are perfectly positioned in the best locations for a mountain break, where you will meet friendly people and come back to comfy accommodation, practical facilities, and tasty food. We'll always make sure you have a visit you remember.

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Places to stay in the mountains

Stay with YHA and discover magical mountain ranges dotted around England and Wales.

Take in the breath-taking views and explore some of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes within easy reach of your doorstep. Our hostels are located close to some of the very best mountain spots in England and Wales so take your pick and make your mountain break one to remember.

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Lake District

Comprised of 885 square miles of mountains, woodland, lakes and vast open spaces, the Lake District is the perfect rural escape.

Places to stay in the Lake District

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Ambleside is the perfect place to get away from it all, with plenty of mountain treks and viewpoints suitable for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Places to stay in Ambleside

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Holiday in England’s most northerly county and discover Hadrian’s Wall or visit the pretty towns of Alnwick and Berwick. 

Places to stay in Northumberland

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With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the iconic Exmoor National Park, Somerset is a walker’s paradise.

Places to stay in Keswick

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Dartmoor National Park is full of appealing geographical features like forests, rivers, wetlands and tors - perfect for a getaway exploring the area.

Places to stay in Dartmoor

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With miles of breath-taking countryside, beautiful coastline, great nightlife, and an iconic national park. Wales boasts plenty to see and do on a mountain getaway.

Places to stay in Wales

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Discover the magical Brecon Beacons National Park with a stay with YHA. Including Pen Y Fan, the area boasts great walking and climbing opportunities.

Places to stay in Brecon

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Home to Mount Snowdon, Wales's highest mountain, an endless hiking trails and over 100 lakes, Snowdonia is the perfect spot for a walking or mountain biking holiday.

Places to stay in Snowdonia

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Peak District

Explore the splendid countryside of Britain's oldest national park, which boasts some of the best walking, climbing and cycling terrain.

Places to stay in the Peak District

Properties to hire in the mountains

Hire the whole property to yourself and explore miles of rolling fells, mighty mountains and spectacular landscapes close by.

Make sure to capture the beautiful scenery and views in your memory whilst you discover everything these beautiful parts of England and Wales have to offer. Our hostels are at the heart of it all, so take your pick and make your mountain break one to remember.

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Hire one of our properties situated at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park and explore the breath-taking mountain ranges.

Properties to hire in Brecon

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Take your pick from a range of Welsh properties located at the heart of some of the best rural landscapes the country has to offer.

Properties to hire in Wales

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We have some great properties available to hire situated in the Snowdonia National Park. A walkers’ paradise.

Properties to hire in Snowdonia

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Choose from our range of properties in the Dartmoor National Park and discover the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Properties to hire in Dartmoor