About Alex Cameron

Alex travels in the UK, runs the "Those who visit YHA England and Wales" facebook group and blogs for the Independent Hostel Guide.
Stroma Island Lighthouse on Orkney

Earlier in the year, at the start of June, I spent a highly enjoyable week in the Orkney Isles based at Browns Hostel’s and houses in Stromness, Orkney. I was there as part of a group booking with four other island enthusiasts. We were given exclusive use of the ground floor of the hostel and with a good kitchen/communal area, two toilets, an excellent shower and twin rooms it perfectly suited our requirements.

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A week of Orcadian hospitality

Corris – A Centre for Alternative Hostelry

I arrived at Corris Hostel wet and somewhat weary after an afternoon hillwalking around nearby Machynlleth. It was a Friday, mid October; this was now my third time staying here but I still had plenty left in the area to occupy myself with for the rest of the weekend. The place was just as I recalled it.

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Corris Aberangell hill

Two nights at Llangollen Hostel

I went out for an evening stroll through the foxglove-filled Pen-y-coed woodlands. I climbed up to the top of the hill overlooking Llangollen to explore the dramatic Castell Dinas Bran ruins.

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