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YHA Wilderhope Manor re-opens after £500,000 refurbishment

The stunning Grade I Elizabethan manor house, which stands on the slopes of Wenlock Edge, has been tastefully restored to its 16th century glory and now features purpose-made classroom, event bar with 24 hour licence, refurbished bedrooms, showers, washrooms, a self-catering kitchen and an exquisite honeymoon suite.

YHA Councils meet in Birmingham

More than 80 people attended a joint meeting of all YHA’s councils on Saturday 18th February in Birmingham. 

YHA has held similar joint meetings in the last two years and Saturday’s was the best attended of these. 

During the meeting members of the councils discussed opportunities for changing the composition of the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is the cornerstone meeting for YHA’s governance. 

Mini makeovers

YHA completed minor improvement programmes at YHA Patterdale and YHA Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park in November.

Five wash rooms and the reception area at YHA Patterdale, and three washrooms and the dining room flooring at YHA Helvellyn received attention.

Guests will welcome these improvements, all part of a drive to maintain the standards guests expect at hostels today.

Recently YHA has completed major improvement projects at Rowen, Woody’s Top and Poppit Sands. 

HI-Fives announced

YHA (England and Wales) is part of Hostelling International (HI), the global network of hostel Associations, and HI have announced their best hostels in the world according to their customers.

Young people take over

30 students from a local school took over YHA for the day on Friday 11th November. The students from Highfields School in Matlock were taking part in National Take over day when YHA joined with hundreds of organisations across the country to involve 50,000 children in decision-making.

This was a great opportunity to involve young people in decisions about the services YHA provides.

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