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One of the UK's grandest hostel locations, set amongst the beautiful Shropshire Hills.

YHA Wilderhope Manor

Longville in the Dale Shropshire TF13 6EG 0845 371 9149

We say

Hmmm, a sixteenth-century Grade 1-listed Elizabethan manor house set amongst beautiful Shropshire countryside, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies? You'd think we were describing a country house or boutique hotel, but in fact we're talking about one of the YHA's most beautiful hostels, with a mixture of multi-bedded rooms and private rooms in which you can sleep beneath beamed ceilings and look out through mullioned windows onto the grandeur of Shropshire's green rolling hills. Facilities include a (small) self-catering kitchen, lounge and dining room, but its greatest asset is probably the location – perfect for getting out into some of the UK's finest walking country. This budget grandeur makes it probably one of the best YHA hostels for walkers – why put up with basic when you can have beautifully appointed?

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Beds from £10 a night, private rooms £29, family rooms £25.

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Getting There

From Much Wenlock, turn right onto the A458 towards Shrewsbury, and take the second left onto the B4371 towards Church Stretton. Continue for 6 miles to Longville in the Dale. Take the first left and continue up the lane for 3/4 of a mile. As you approach the brow of the hill, the entrance to the hostel is on the left.

When?

Open all year.

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