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Tackling the Horseshoe

Tackling the Horseshoe

By James Ottery

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is one of our most popular hostels - what IS its secret? It could be the misty mountains on its doorstep, lively social areas full of excited adventurers or last year's swanky £1.3 million refurbishment. This iconic hostel has the perfect mix of old and new, boasting a place in mountaineering history and top notch Snowdonia National Park accommodation. At over 1000ft above sea level, climbing Snowdon has never seemed closer.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Want surfing, live music and one of the best sunsets in the UK? Hang loose 50 metres from the waves at YHA Treyarnon - one of our hippest hostels ever! Learn how to surf with our watersports package or explore the sun-drenched coast of Cornwall. We've got 50 years of hostel experience and tasty bites at our new cafe too. With our laid back vibe, gorgeous beach and awesome line up of gigs (and ales), you'll relax the Cornish way in no time.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Discover a home from home hidden in the Peak District - YHA Ravenstor has a welcome as warm as its roaring log fires. Perfectly placed near the Monsal Trail, our remote National Trust country house makes a fab base for adventurous families and groups. Prepare for spectacular valley views, walking and cycling right from the doorstep, and world-famous Derbyshire Dales attractions within reach. And after our makeover, we're cosier than ever.

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

With less than a month to go before the start of the Rugby World Cup, excitement is building as England prepares to host the world’s third largest sporting event. 2.45 million tickets have been sold for matches up and down the country and over 400,000 international visitors are expected to attend 48 thrilling matches in venues across England and Wales.

Tropical Butterfly House Help Safeguard Species: Top 10 Bird Species Benefitting from Zoos

Tropical Butterfly House Help Safeguard Species:  Top 10 Bird Species Benefitting from Zoos

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten birds benefitting from the work of zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Need some peace and quiet? Sometimes you've just got to escape from it all and climb a mountain! YHA Bryn Gwynant boasts one of our best views in North Wales - overlooking the dramatic ridges of Snowdon and the depths of Llyn Gwynant lake. Whether you're climbing the crags or making a splash with watersports, our quirky Victorian mansion makes an ideal base for a Snowdonia National Park holiday. Gaze into those mountains and feel yourself relax.

Five Go to Boggle Hole

Five Go to Boggle Hole

Earlier this summer, five adventurers from YHA's E-Commerce Team went to deepest, darkest Yorkshire for a stay at YHA Boggle Hole. On the way they found shelter at other welcoming hostels, bravely collecting stamps as they went. Read on for a tale of scary vampires, intimidating cows and a shedload of pizza...

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

With the mighty Kinder Scout on its doorstep and miles of wilderness on every side, YHA Edale is the perfect escape for weekend adventurers. Our first Hostel of the Week in the Peak District National Park, this fully renovated hostel is a firm fave with anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether you're tackling the windswept peaks, exploring local caverns, or pumping adrenaline at our amazing Activity Centre, YHA Edale's location is a top retreat.

London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London is a city which comes alive in the warmer months, and every year the city’s parks and open spaces welcome a variety of vibrant outdoor events and festivals. From food festivals to cycling events, there are a fantastic range of activities to get involved in this year and most offer very affordable prices.

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