Historic Places

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Historic Places

Places to stay: Heritage & Historic

We’re extremely proud of the diversity of our network. We’re not like other budget accommodation providers and we wouldn’t want to be.

We’re lucky enough to own a number of historically significant and fascinating properties and we’re passionate about taking good care of them for future generations. And when you stay in one, you’re helping fund this objective.

Take a look – they have to be seen to be believed!

Places to stay: Heritage & Historic
Places to stay: Heritage & Historic

YHA is proud to be able to offer guests a fantastic and enviable range of feature properties, all in stunning locations. The map and list below showcase the very best of our Victorian mansions, castles, mills, friaries, manors and lodges. Step into history with YHA.


Hostels, but not as you know it:

YHA St Briavel’s Castle
Built in 1205 as a hunting lodge for King John, this moated Norman Castle is a historic gem. Stay and join us for one of our regular medieval feats in the castle hall.

YHA Ilam Hall
An extraordinarily grand Victorian Gothic mansion, it is owned by the National Trust and surrounded by 84 acres of country parkland.

YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant
This picturesque Victorian mansion sits in splendour in large wooded grounds and offers stunning views over Llyn Gwynant and Mount Snowdon.

YHA Beverley Friary
A 600-year-old restored Dominican friary retaining many historical features including exposed beams and stone fireplace in the lounge.

YHA Clun
A lovingly restored water mill with much of the old machinery still in situ. Hill forts, castles, pretty market towns and unspoilt landscape surround this rural retreat.

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