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North East
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A compact area with so much to do
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A compact area with so much to do
Visit the North East and you’ll find so much to do, whether you prefer the buzz of town and city life or you’d rather escape to the countryside.

Newcastle and Gateshead is rich in the arts, while Durham has its magnificent cathedral and castle. The coastline offers endless opportunities for clip-top walks and all kinds of watersports.

The area has its fare share of landmarks too, such as the Gateshead Millennium bridge, Hadrian’s Wall and Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North.

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<p><strong>The Great North Museum, Newcastle<br /> </strong>Houses a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, planetarium, objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies form Ancient Egypt. There&rsquo;s also an interactive model of Hadrian&rsquo;s Wall.</p> <p><strong>Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Hexham<br /> </strong>Enjoy stunning gorge and river scenery when you take your pick from miles of tranquil, way-marked walks through ornamental and ancient woods.</p> <p><strong>Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields<br /> </strong>The fort was originally built to house a garrison. Today its excavated remains and stunning reconstructions of original buildings give unique insights into life in Roman Britain.</p> <p><strong>Cauldron Snout, Middleton-in-Teessdale (7miles), County Durham<br /> </strong>A cascade of falls frothing down a total drop of 200 feet. To get there, walk 1&frac12; miles along a maintained path to the top of the falls enjoying a wide moorland landscape.</p> <p><strong>The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Tyne &amp; Wear<br /> </strong>The Baltic is the major international centre for contemporary art. On the south bank of the River Tyne, it offers much to see and do for adults and children.</p>
South East
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Entertainment is everywhere you turn
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Entertainment everywhere you turn

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<p><strong>Chart Gunpowder Mills, Faversham</strong><br /> The oldest of its kind in the world &ndash; powder from here was used in the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Experience glimpses into the past art of making gunpowder, and enjoy pretty woodland and waterside trails.</p> <p><strong>Runnymede, Old Windsor</strong><br /> There&rsquo;s much to see at this riverside site of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Memorials to John F. Kennedy and the Commonwealth Air Force are also sited here. Stroll in tranquil riverside meadows and broadleaved woodland.</p> <p><strong>Royal Windsor Heritage Trail Walk</strong><br /> This is a self-guided free trail that takes you from Windsor Castle, across the Thames to Eton College. <a href="http://www.windsor.gov.uk/discover-the-area/heritage-trail" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download a free map of the Royal Windsor Heritage Trail Walk.</p> <p><strong>Royal Armouries, Fareham</strong><br /> Fort Nelson is a restored Victorian Artillery Fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. There&rsquo;s live firing every day and free, guided tours are available on this 19-acre site. Home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.</p> <p><strong>Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works, Biddenden, Kent</strong><br /> Explore 22 acres of vines and see the presses and bottling line in action.<br /> Enjoy free samples of wines, ciders and apple juices. There&rsquo;s even a picnic area.</p>
South West
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One visit is never enough
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One visit is never enough
The South West is a large area with a varied landscape and offers all kinds of experiences including family breaks, country breaks and outdoor adventures – or you could mix things up and do a bit of everything.

Must-sees include Brunel’s ss Great Britain in Bristol, the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms in Bath, Wells Cathedral, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Tate at St Ives.

Take your pick of family-friendly beaches and if you’re looking for surf, you’re in one of the best places.

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<p><strong>Laycock Village </strong><br /> This time capsule of a village in Wiltshire is often used as a shooting location for films including Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Cranford amongst others. It&rsquo;s free to wander round, though some buildings have entrance fees.</p> <p><strong>Kynance Cove, Cornwall</strong><br /> Managed by the National Trust, this stunning sandy beach only appears when the tide goes out. Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset Huge outline of an amorous, naked, club-wielding giant sculpted into a chalk hillside above the village of Cerne Abbas.</p> <p><strong>Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton Somerset </strong><br /> Situated in the heart of the Somerset levels, it&rsquo;s an internationally recognised wetland area. You may browse in the Levels and Moors Exhibition, Basketry Museum and video room.</p> <p><strong>Croyde Bay, Devon </strong><br /> West-facing and probably Devon's best-known surfing beach. It&rsquo;s a pretty stretch of sand backing on to sand dunes and is about a half-mile walk from the village.</p> <p><strong>South West Coast Path</strong><br /> At 630 miles, The South West Coast Path is the longest waymarked national trail in England. From start to finish, Mindhead to Poole Harbour, you'll experience nothing but stunning views and breathtaking vistas.&nbsp;</p>
London
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There's nowhere in the world quite like London
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There's nowhere in the world quite like London
There's nowhere quite like London - whether you're checking out the kooky fashions at Camden Market, taking in performances at the London Southbank Centre or wandering the vast green expanse of Richmond Park, there's always something new to do. The UK capital is constantly evolving, and while some of the attractions may be pricey, YHA's wide selection of cheap London hostels means you don't have to splash out on accommodation, leaving you with more cash to spend doing the things you really want to.

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<p><strong>Richmond Park</strong><br /> You&rsquo;ll be sharing 2,500 acres with two herds of red and fallow deer. Don&rsquo;t miss the Isabella Plantation &ndash; beautiful at any time of year, exceptional in the spring when the azaleas are in flower.</p> <p><strong>London Southbank Centre</strong><br /> This welcoming space on the Thames regularly holds free concerts, dance performances and arts oriented fun.</p> <p><strong>Maritime Greenwich</strong><br /> Visit the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum and The Queen&rsquo;s House &ndash; all free. Explore the maritime history of Britain, navigational and astronomical discoveries, and seafaring deeds that led to the voyages of discovery.</p> <p><strong>British Library</strong><br /> The UK&rsquo;s national library and home to unique exhibition galleries. Many exhibitions are free though some do incur an entrance fee.</p> <p><strong>Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon</strong><br /> The history of aviation from the earliest balloon flights to the latest &ldquo;Eurofighter.&rdquo; The museum has special events throughout the year. Call 020 8358 4849 for details.</p>
Something for every group

YHA for everyone

Being a leading provider of accommodation to all types of groups, at YHA we’re proud to say we’ve got something for everyone.

Groups

Whether you're looking for somewhere to host your next family celebration, take your class on a field trip with a difference or hire a meeting space with superb views, we've got it covered.

And it's not just about the location. At all our Youth Hostels, you'll be met with a friendly smile, an aim to please and a need to impress from our helpful staff.

Whatever your groups requirements, from sole-use to banquet dining, from educational packages to discounted attraction tickets, we can help.

Youth Hostels are great for groups of young people to come and learn in safe and fantastic locations.

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Fantastic Family Breaks

Spend time with the family

Every family's different and YHA is proud to say we understand that.

Take a break in our family hostels and you'll find facilities ideal for making your stay comfortable and enjoyable like private rooms, high chairs, cots and much more.

We've also teamed up with some of the best attractions for families like Alton Towers, Sea Life Centres and the Eden Project. Because let's face it, we all deserve a treat during a family holiday!

We know that where you go changes who you become and so we're helping young people with challenging lives by supporting them with holidays. Find out if your family could qualify for our Family Breaks Support Programme here.

London Zoo, adventure playgrounds, parks perfect for picnics, not to mention The London Eye, The Lion King theatre production and free travel for kids – our London hostels offer some of the best accommodation for a cheap family break in the capital. London is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to enjoy city life.

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