Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'. Brows
YHA LangdaleAmbleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ
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A magical place to stay – this sprawling Victorian mansion is steeped in history and perched above its own three tier arboretum that’s managed by the National Trust. Its labyrinthine corridors and ornate grandeur captivate most guests.
YHA Langdale’s enviable location is unmatched, with stunning views of the Langdale Pikes, Loughrigg Fell and rolling views all the way down to Lake Windermere and Bowness. This is a hostel from which the central fells can be explored and enjoyed immediately upon stepping out through the front door.
Why guests love YHA Langdale
Accommodation at YHA Langdale
Food and drink at YHA Langdale
- 24-hour access
- Baby changing
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Extra-large garden/grounds
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Indoor play area
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Outdoor play area
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdale, 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 Langdale is a fantastic destination for school groups, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. There are opportunities for studies in biology and geography as well as outdoor activities. With classroom facilities and group catering available, this hostel is well equipped for school trips.
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.
Originally a small hamlet of cottages that worked as hill farms, High Close then became the property of the Benson family who were fullers – there is evidence of a fulling mill in Low Wood, a reservoir, sluice, bracken kilns and a service road in the immediate vicinity of the property. The years 1792 to 1802 saw the first extension to the original farmhouse before it being sold to Edward Balme Wheatley Balme in 1857 who presided over a major refurbishment and expansion starting in 1866 and finishing in 1876.
Upon the death of the last Wheatley Balme resident of High Close, commissioners of the Inland Revenue directed that High Close should become the property of the National Trust who subsequently leased it to YHA on the 1st of January 1954. Since then the building has been adapted and altered to meet the accommodation needs of its residents but it still maintains a magical charm that it skillfully weaves around its guests with its incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere and sense of history.