This is it. Summer’s finally here. And with it, hazy, crazy memories of summers gone-by. Never-ending days spent exploring sun-dappled forests, paddling in the shallows, guzzling picnics in the shade and protecting your ice cream cone from over-zealous seagulls.
For almost 90 years, YHA has been at the heart of summer holidays. Summer adventures create indelible memories that last long after the leaves start to fall. And this summer we want to help you make more.
With rooms starting from just £39 per night between July and September in the most tantalising places in England and Wales, your summer holiday will be as affordable as it will be spectacular.
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The smell of the salt in the air and the splash of the waves on your bare feet. Fish and chips on the pier, epic sandcastles built with bright plastic buckets, whole worlds swirling in the waters of a rockpool, arcade games, deckchairs, candyfloss, crab catching, fun fairs and wind breakers. Everyone has memories of the Great British seaside. It’s time to recreate them.
You don’t need to jump on a plane to touch the sky this summer. Head in almost any direction in England and Wales and, before long, the horizon will come up to meet you. Summer holidays in the mountains are perfect for those summit-reaching, crag-climbing, steep-peddling, lake-side-picnicking, tent-pitching, big-view-picturing, fresh-air-breathing, adventure-seeking type holidays.
There’s nowhere like the Great British countryside during summer. Everything’s lush and green, there are flowers and happy people everywhere and it all smells amazing. We all have those memories of early evening walks down winding, overgrown lanes, climbing so high up a tree you don’t know how to get down and running as fast as you can, just for the sake of it. Summer holidays in the luscious British countryside are perfect for little adventures that leave big impressions.
Art galleries, museums, the best restaurants, theatre, trendy bars, hidden spots, quiet parks and bustling markets. An urban adventure has so much to offer, it’s difficult to know where to begin. They’re the places we go to be dazzled, to see fantastical things and to wonder at it all. We soak up the culture, we take in the heritage and we learn. Exploring a city is an endless adventure, a carousel ride of new experiences and interesting places.