Meet the Victorians in this recreated Victorian town, with cottages, shops and workplaces. Don't miss the horse and cart ride! See the Blist Hill pages of the Ironbridge website
YHA Ironbridge CoalbrookdaleTelford, Shropshire, TF8 7NR
YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and brimming with tea rooms, pubs and eateries.
The youth hostel is housed in a converted grade II listed building. Walk to the hands-on science attraction Enginuity and visit the Blast Furnace where Abraham Darby’s new method of smelting iron sparked the Industrial Revolution.
This groups-only hostel is ideal for school trips, sporting and social groups.
Why guests love YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale
Accommodation at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This converted grade II listed building was built in 1895 and still has many original features including the flooring from all those years ago. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Medium garden/grounds
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- No mobile coverage
- Outdoor seating
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is a groups-only hostel set in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, making it perfect for a learning-based school trip. The hostel provides group catering and classroom facilities.
Book your YHA School Trip.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
Housed in an iconic local building, the former Literary and Scientific Institute, built with funds from the Coalbrookdale Company in the 1850s, this building has seen it all. From its original users who were honing their creative skills for use in design and decoration for the Coalbrookdale Company, to evacuees in the second world war, and its use as a book stack for the local library, ownership by the local council for adult education courses, and finally to its conversion to a youth hostel in 1980.
By 1785 the Coalbrookdale district had become the foremost industrial area in the world. It was particularly celebrated for its innovations: the first iron bridge, the first iron boat, the first iron rails and the first steam locomotive. Tourists came from far and wide to see the sights, and artists came to paint it all – furnaces lighting up the night sky was a favourite subject.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: This Gorge offers so much, but from Coalbrookdale you must take a walk and step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town. A walk into Ironbridge for a well earned drink on the banks of the River Severn finishes off a perfect day.