Issue 1, YHA News

YHA news

YHA opens cafes

• Cyclists pedal on their stomachs, so the 2015 opening of our new YHA Cafes gives good reason to be cheerful. Now up and running in 18 hostels around the country, they offer everything from baguettes and paninis to coffees and cream teas – there’s even a delicious kids’ menu.

New name for YHA Llwyn y Celyn

• YHA Llywn y Celyn is no longer – but in name only. The 41-bed Welsh farmhouse’s title has been replaced by the more straightforward YHA Brecon Beacons. After all, when you’ve got a region as stunning as the Beacons on your doorstep, it’s best to shout about it.

YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall receives lottery funding

• YHA Once Brewed will close in September 2015, to re-emerge in summer 2017 as the innovative 86-bed YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall. We’re delighted to share that it received £7.8m of Heritage Lottery Funding earlier this year. To find out more about this hugely exciting project – or even to donate – visit yha.org.uk/thesill

Take a closer look at what we’ve got planned for The Sill Project and YHA Hadrian’s Wall here!

Kent names as one of Europe’s top family destinations

• Lonely Planet has named Kent as one of Europe’s top family destinations, highlighting attractions such as the White Cliffs, Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Margate. We have two hostels in the county, both well placed for further exploration: YHA Medway and YHA Canterbury.

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