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Llangattock Scoops Green Tourism Gold Star

Llangattock Scoops Green Tourism Gold Star

YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse has recently won the Gold Star – the top award – in the Hostels and Bunkhouse category of the Green Tourism awards.

The world’s leading sustainable tourism accreditation programme honoured Britain's most environmentally friendly businesses at a prestigious national awards ceremony to mark the culmination of Green Tourism Week.

Takeover Day at YHA

Friday, 22nd November saw YHA National Office taken over by 19 enthusiastic GCSE Business Studies students from Highfields, a local secondary school.

Takeover Day is a national event led by Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England, in order to celebrate young people and give them the opportunity to try out a job which they might be interested in as well as have a hand in decision-making and planning in a professional organisation.

Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you're heading away for a two-week countryside holiday or a short break away in the city, getting the best from your getaway involves avoiding some of the common pitfalls that catch out unsuspecting travellers. To give you a helping hand, we've picked out five travel mistakes you should try to avoid:


Failure to research

See York in a different light

York is one of Yorkshire's biggest tourist magnets, attracting millions of visitors each and every year to its mediaeval walls and gothic Minster, as well as its range of museums on everything from Viking history to the railways. However, once a year, visitors get to see the city in a very different light.

Ilkley Literature Festival celebrates its 40th year in style

Aspiring writers, seasoned professionals and avid bookworms are descending on Yorkshire this month, as the Ilkley Literature Festival gets into full swing.

YHA Northern Regional AGM - Saturday October 12th Brunswick Church Hall, Newcastle 13:00

YHA Northern regional meeting will be held in the Brunswick Church Hall, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ on Saturday October 12th starting at 1pm (to 4pm).

The venue is easily walkable from the Newcastle Rail Station or catch the Metro to the nearby Monument Station.

The keynote speaker will be: Caroline White, YHA CEO, with Peter Gaines representing the Board of Trustees.

There will be a Northern England Regional Council meeting in the same venue (but different room) between 10:30 and 12:30.

Chance for Change

We are pleased to announce our partnership with a new charity called Chance for Change. 

Chance for Change is committed to giving young people (18-25 years) opportunities for personal development and the confidence to travel independently through wilderness journeys.   They have set up two programs, one here in the UK and one in Nepal.


Events in the heart of England this summer

If you live in the heart of England why not pop along to one of the events being hosted by our Central Regional Council this summer. Do bring your friends along also.

This Easter Saturday (7th April) is an open day at YHA Ilam Hall, in picturesque Dovedale in the Peak District. The building is celebrating 80 years as a Youth Hostel . Birthday cakes and tours of the hostel will be available from 11.00 – 4.00. Why not wrap this into longer visit to the area this Easter?

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.

Tony Drake

Tony Drake passed away on 7th March 2012.

Tony was a long serving member of YHA Wales Council and he was the founder of the Cambrian Way, a high level walking route, a member of the Offa's Dyke Association and the Open Spaces society. Tony made a fantastic contribution to Rights of Way in both England and Wales.

He strongly encouraged the use of Youth Hostels to support the Cambrian Way and Offa's Dyke and was the main promoter of the Youth Hostel at Knighton, which opened in 1979 and closed in 1992.

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