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Which YHA is it?

Which hostel was formerly a lifeboat station?
YHA Broad Haven
YHA Port Eynon
YHA Scarborough
YHA Portland

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Before it became a hostel, which building — with its enormous hall and moulded ceilings —was being used by a local farmer as a store, stable and chicken shed?
YHA Bath
YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Wilderhope Manor
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

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Which one of these hostels wasn’t previously (principally) a school?
YHA Wells-next-the-Sea
YHA London St Paul's
YHA Blaxhall
YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse

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Which hostel occupies the former hotel that hosted climbing parties attended by George Mallory, GM Trevelyan and Ernest Rutherford?
YHA Brecon Beacons
YHA Ravenstor
YHA Coniston Coppermines
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

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In 1943, a member stumbled upon a dilapidated cottage. It had a busted roof, bushes bursting through the walls and no glass in the windows. Three years later, thanks to a volunteer working party, it opened as a hostel. Which YHA are we talking about?
YHA Tanners Hatch
YHA Black Sail
YHA Eskdale
YHA St Davids

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Which hostel occupies a spot close to the place a legendary king was conceived? Before it became a hostel, during the war, the building is thought to have accommodated personnel from the neighbouring radar station.
YHA Lizard Point
YHA Tintagel
YHA Clun Mill
YHA St Briavels Castle

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Opened in July 1935, this model hostel cost £2,500 to build. With its thoughtful layout and contemporary styling, it was state-of-the-art and, for some, a bit too snazzy. To make the point, in 1939, four jokers sat down to dine in full evening dress. Which hostel are we talking about?
YHA Holmbury St Mary
YHA Manorbier
YHA Cardiff Central
YHA Manchester

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The view from this hostel – of a lake with Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell beyond it – was voted Britain’s favourite. Where are we?
YHA Wasdale Hall
YHA Snowdon Ranger
YHA Ingleton
YHA Leominster

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This former shooting lodge cuts an impressive figure on Swaledale, with battlement-style walls, a tower and archways. The view is hard to beat too. But which YHA is it?
YHA Youlgreave
YHA Kings
YHA Grinton Lodge
YHA Portreath

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During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have stayed at this manor house which dates to 1611. But which bonnie building is it?
YHA Brighton
YHA Beverley Friary
YHA Eyam
YHA Hartington Hall

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We’re grateful to John Martin, honorary archivist, and Duncan Simpson, historian of YHA, for their research into the history of our hostels. It’s why we know so much about these extraordinary places.

For more information about our archive, held at the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, please visit our dedicated YHA history page.

Until next time quiz fans!

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