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Village holidays

Explore our village breaks

Looking for an idyllic village break? Stay in a village for a peaceful holiday and get closer to nature with coastal walks and countryside paths situated close by. With breaks from the Lake District to Yorkshire and Wales, you can stay at the heart of some of the best rural landscapes with YHA.

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

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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...

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A boutique hostel near the source of the Thames

by Julie Musk Having decided to walk the Thames Path National Trail from the source to the Thames Barrier, I am dropped off by my better half just north of the village of Kemble – the alleged/most popular...

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Things to do in Wiltshire in South East England

The county of Wiltshire. One of the country’s finest areas for exploring the outdoors with plenty of things to do. It's is also home to several notable landmarks. Here are five things to do in Wiltshire in South East England....

Places to stay in the village

Stay with YHA and discover the beautiful landscapes across England and Wales.

You can explore the quaint towns, cosy pubs, and rambling routes all within easy reach of your doorstep. Our hostels are located close to some of the prettiest market towns and villages in England and Wales, so take your pick and make your village break one to remember.

View of Cornwall


With gorgeous coast and countryside, rolling hills and everything in between, there's nowhere in the world quite like Cornwall. 

Places to stay in Cornwall

View of Yorkshire


Yorkshire is filled with lively cities, beautiful villages, breath-taking countryside, and a stunning coastline.

Places to stay in Yorkshire

View of Devon


Devon is known for its charming countryside, rolling hills, traditional villages, and relaxed atmosphere.

Places to stay in Devon

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Dorset is packed with historic buildings, wonderful beaches, idyllic villages, and family attractions, making it a super holiday spot.

Places to stay in Dorset

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Lake District

Comprised of 885 square miles of mountains, lakes, market towns and villages, the Lake District is the ideal rural escape.

Places to stay in Lake District

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Yorkshire Dales

Stay in this beautiful part of England and discover the moors, valleys and market towns of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Places to stay in Yorkshire Dales

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Peak District

Explore the magical countryside of Britain's oldest national park, which includes pretty towns and villages that are tourist hotspots all year round.

Places to stay in Peak District

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Explore this medieval market town, made up of rolling countryside, fascinating history and wonderful walking and cycling routes.

Places to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Holiday in England’s most northerly county and discover exciting walking terrain or visit the pretty towns of Alnwick and Berwick.

Places to stay in Northumberland

View of Herefordshire


Herefordshire is home to delightful countryside, history and culture, and several quaint villages just waiting to be explored. 

Places to stay in Herefordshire

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With miles of breath-taking countryside, beautiful coastline, great nightlife, and an iconic national park, Wales is a great holiday spot.

Places to stay in Wales

View of Snowdonia


Home to a spectacular landscape, magical lakes and rivers and an array of charming villages, Snowdonia is the perfect spot for a peaceful break.

Places to stay in Snowdonia

View of Sussex


With miles of beautiful coastline and acres of stunning countryside, there are plenty of things to see and do when visiting Sussex.

Places to stay in Sussex

View of Brecon


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

View of Dartmoor


Dartmoor is the perfect spot for a rural getaway, with miles of stunning countryside, pretty towns, and wild, rugged landscape.

Places to stay in Dartmoor

View of Buxton


At 1,000 feet above sea level, Buxton in the highest market town in England, packed with famous Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Places to stay in Buxton

View of Durham


The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, enchanted woodlands, and stone-built villages.

Places to stay in Durham

View of Kent


This county is best known for its famous chalk clifftops, its quirky towns and villages and its pretty countryside and coastline.

Places to stay in Kent

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Isle of Wight

With a dramatic coastline, breath-taking scenery and charming towns and villages to discover, there is always plenty to see and do in the area.

Places to stay in Isle of Wight

Properties to hire in the village

Hire the whole property to yourself and explore the pretty market towns and villages located close by.

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

View of Cornwall


Whether it’s a remote cliff-top getaway or a rural retreat in the countryside you’re looking for, discover our unique and properties available for your getaway.

Properties to hire in Cornwall

View of Yorkshire


We have plenty of unique properties at the heart of the Yorkshire countryside and pretty market towns and villages. See for yourself.  

Properties to hire in Yorkshire

View of Devon


Take your pick from our properties on rural coastline, as well as in the heart of Dartmoor National Park and quaint villages.

Properties to hire in Devon

View of Dorset


If you’re looking for a peaceful escape with plenty to see and do in the area, take a pick from our well-positioned properties.

Properties to hire in Dorset

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Peak District

From grand houses to a Victorian folly in a well-known village, take your pick from our range of Peak District properties available to hire.

Properties to hire in the Peak District

View of Northumberland


Choose from a range of unique properties which offer the great access to some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the area.

Properties to hire in Northumberland

View of Wales


Take your pick from a range of properties perfectly positioned for discovering the vibrant market towns and villages.

Properties to hire in Wales

View of Sussex


Hire a YHA property in Sussex and have easy access to some of the best scenery and landscapes the area has to offer.

Properties to hire in Sussex

View of Dartmoor


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

Properties to hire in Dartmoor