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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

A stay in the Lake District from just £10 a night? You're not dreaming - YHA Ambleside makes an unbeatable base for the UK's most-visited National Park and sits right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Take a cruise from the pier outside, wander up to Ambleside for Lakeland shopping, or make a splash with adrenaline-fuelled watersports. With a stylish £1.4million renovation, our award-winning hostel is perfect for families, ramblers and everyone in between.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Want to stay inside a real piece of history? With more medieval charm than Game of Thrones, YHA Beverley Friary boasts decades of loving restoration and a £340,000 refurbishment. This fascinating hostel was home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and was even mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Book a stay and get original features by your bunk, a buzzing market town of attractions, and all the facilities you need for a break in the Yorkshire countryside.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

We can't describe how beautiful Bath is - you'll just have to experience it for yourself. Where better to explore its history than from YHA Bath - a romantic Victorian mansion just a mile away from the Jane Austen Centre and world-famous Roman Baths. Our hostel boasts elegant period features and we're fantastic value for such a luxurious location. You won't be the first guests to imagine themselves as Elizabeth Bennet or Mr Darcy on our lawn!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

October sees cyclists from all over the UK coming together to celebrate the joy and passion of cycling. The National Clarion Cycling Club will be holding their Autumn get together in Coalport from 16-18th October 2015. The Ironbridge Clarion Cycle Club will be hosting the event with over 100 people attending and enjoying cycling in and around Ironbridge, Telford and Shropshire.

Sharks and Chandeliers

Sharks and Chandeliers

Sometimes headlines take forever to write, sometimes they write themselves, and on some occasions – well, this one – a four-year-old does. In response to Mummy’s enquiry about the best things about her Daddy-and-daughter weekend in Brighton, she replies: “the sharks and the chandeliers.”

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Looking for a haven in the Welsh wilderness? YHA Brecon Beacons feels as welcoming as walking into an old friend's home. Our cosy farmhouse has breathtaking views and a trail to Pen-y-Fan right from the doorstep. Just an hour from Cardiff, we're easy to get to and have everything from outdoor activities to a whisky distillery nearby. With our roaring fire, hearty meals and friendly staff - you'll feel ready for a National Park adventure in no time.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

With a £600k makeover under its belt and decor colourful as a stained glass window, YHA Canterbury feels perfectly in tune with the city's famous cathedral. Our 4-star Victorian villa bursts with character - making it a fab base to explore Canterbury's irresistible mix of Roman and Medieval history, quirky pubs and gorgeous gardens. Our new Lord of the Rings-inspired wooden cabins are just one more reason to make a pilgrimage here.

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn It’s harvest time and London is celebrating with a bumper crop of food and drink festivals this autumn. Here are three of our favourites to whet your appetite!

The Rum Diaries

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Running the world with Ben Spurway

Running the world with Ben Spurway

If you’ve stayed at YHA Keswick or YHA Eskdale recently and crossed paths with a particularly steely-eyed group of outdoor-lovers, it could well be that you came face to face with Ben Spurway and his friends. The 43-year-old military reservist is one of a group of four who have been using our Lake District properties as training bases, in preparation for a decidedly extreme adventure race next year.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Want a winter break that sparkles? Brighton comes to life in the cold season and our glam hostel is no exception. Make YHA Brighton your cosy base for winter fun - we'll be waiting with a cup of hot chocolate and all the glitter, colour and personality you'd expect from our seaside hostel. Visit our quirkiest location to see vibrant arts festivals, unique seasonal events, some of the best Christmas shopping in the UK, and famous landmarks lit up in lights.

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