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Lily soaking up the sun in Waterloo

Lily has been out in the big city, for a weekend in Waterloo. She loved her stay… “Compared to the Derbyshire countryside that I’m used to, it was a nerve-racking experience being in the city at all! But as we sat on the peaceful hill surrounded by likeminded people, I was reminded of home.”

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Waterloo for a weekend: How I Discovered London

Seals and stays in Seahouses

If you’re visiting Seahouses then you simply can’t miss a boat trip to The Farne Islands, a short 30 minute boat ride from the harbour. The Farnes is home to incredible wildlife and is a great place for diving and snorkelling adventures.

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Diving in Seahouses

A sunny weekend in Hull

As soon as we met Glen, I knew that we were in a friendly city. Glen is the manager of Hull Trinity Backpackers, and he started off our holiday with a friendly greeting and a personal tour of all of the best places to visit in the city.

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Sunny weekend in Hull - City breaks in England

How I Kickstarted at Independent Hostels

I have nothing but good things to say about both the Kickstart scheme and Independent Hostels UK. I now work in a high tech office at Cromford Mills, a grade one listed World Heritage site, and coincidentally it’s the first grade one listed World heritage site I’ve ever been able to see the inside of!

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Dreaming of the hostel life

While I currently look across the rooftops of Madrid from my fifth floor home-office, I cherish my many memories from staying at hostels around the UK. And I dream of new adventures to come as soon as it is safe to travel again.

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Brian on the Pembrokeshire Coastline

Whatever your idea of fun we have a minibreak for you!

Some have been known to say that a stay at our outdoor centre a minibreak in itself. Not only do we have historic listed buildings to find your way around, our site is also home to both high and low ropes courses to get your stay off the ground! We’re in the heart of Peak District surrounded by adventure and wonderful scenery to immerse yourself in.

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Thornbridge Outdoors

Exciting holidays at Earby Hostel, come take a look

If you are looking for an exciting holiday, look no further than Earby Hostel. We’ve curated a list of exciting activities that you could get up to during your stay in Earby. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly adventure or an action packed minibreak we have got you covered. Not to mention some of the more calming pursuits for an altogether more relaxing weekend

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Staycations perfect for you at Earby Hostel

A memorable activity holiday in North Devon.

Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers plenty of choices for a memorable activity holiday or mini-break. With numerous activities ranging from thrilling adrenalin-filled coasteering sessions to mellow walks along the spectacular South West Coast Path.  There is something for everyone in this stunning part of the UK!

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ocean backpackers

Glamping Adventures in the North Pennines

Forget bell tents and tipis, have a glamping adventure at Carrshield Camping Barn in the North Pennines and glamp in our scheduled ancient monument. Our thick 18th century stone walls and log burning stoves will keep you snug and transport you back in time. Bring torches, a cooking stove and utensils and live for a few days like your forefathers with out electricity, WiFi or a mobile signal.

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Carrshield Camping Barn

Highland Adventure Activities from Ballater Hostel

Want to get away but have no idea where to start? Need to know what there actually is to do?  Ballater Hostel is located right in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. There are so many activities to suit all abilities right on its doorstep.  With 7 private rooms available, all en suite, 5 with TVs and 3 with king beds why not put Ballater Hostel on your list of places to stay on your next holiday?  Read on to find just what there is to do…

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Mudfest, a caching adventure

Read about Kevin’s journey around his local area. Treasure hunters staying at the Chellington Centre could go and see if they’re up to the challenge. 19km of walks through the North Buckinghamshire countryside. A wonderful way to spend the day outside.

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Stile on the way to caches