Destinations, Hostels, Summer Guide

Sensational sunsets

If there’s one thing that sets the warmer months apart it’s the amazing array of sunsets which grace the nation’s landscapes on a summer’s evening. Here are some top sunset locations close to YHA hostels.

YHA Whitby

Located right next door to Whitby Abbey, our Grade I-listed mansion on the headland enjoys remarkable views of the ruins and down to the harbour below. And when better to visit than summer time! Descend the 99 steps to browse quirky shops, scoff fish and chips, play the amusements, and enjoy the long sandy beach beyond.

YHA Rowen

Removed from the rest of civilisation, this converted stone farmhouse occupies a lofty perch at the top of a hill in North Wales. It’s the highest building as far as the eye can see and grants yawning views over the Conwy Valley. What a place to relax! Plus, with Snowdonia and Anglesey within easy reach, it’s a great place to base an activity break or family holiday.

YHA Pwll Deri

Panoramic sea views await at this beautifully-renovated, remote cliff top cottage. The dining room’s floor-to-ceiling picture windows frame sensational scenery and nightly sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. Outside, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes just 500m from the door, giving guests access to some of the best walking in the UK.

YHA Ambleside

Situated right on the shores of Windermere, this stunning Lakeland destination offers unspoilt views over the water and towards the Langdale Pikes beyond. Stay here for doorstep access to wonderful walks and thrilling watersports. Alternatively, take it easy with a pleasure cruise from the pier or simply settle on the terrace, relax with a glass of wine and wait for the stunning sunset.

YHA Tintagel

With only the cliff edge between it and the Atlantic Ocean, YHA Tintagel gives guests front row seats to truly astonishing views. This South West Coast Path runs right past the hostel so take an evening stroll along this rugged stretch of coastline to watch the sun descend behind Arthur’s legendary castle and sink below the horizon. Gorgeous!

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