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Central England & Shropshire: Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

This map of central England and Shropshire shows the locations of bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in prime holiday locations across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands. It also covers the areas of the Cotswolds, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire where hostels and bunkhouses are rare. The cities of Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Nottingham have city centre hostels providing friendly self catering accommodation for stays as short as one night. Shropshire and the heart of England has some glorious public footpaths meandering between old English villages and the hostels and bunkhouses in these areas provide ideal facilities for walkers and cyclists. Familys and groups are always welcome at the hostels of Shropshire and Central England.

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Berrow House Bunkhouse & Camp Site

Visit Berrow House Bunkhouse in the Malvern Hills with direct access to the hill and Eastnor Castle just down the road. Berrow House is near to the old spa town of Malvern and within half an hour of the Welsh Border and the Forest of Dean. In the garden around Berrow House there is a selection of simple accommodation and camping with a wildlife picnic area, woodland, star gazing and grass sledging.

Hatters Hostels Birmingham

Your ideal choice for city central accommodation, Hatters Birmingham has combined hotel quality en suite rooms with the social atmosphere of an international travellers’ hostel. Catering for groups of all sizes and independent travellers, you can enjoy the comforts of FREE WiFi, breakfast, en suite rooms, large communal areas and enthusiastic, informative staff. Full board or half board options are available for groups of over 15 people. Conveniently located for all city centre attractions and transport links, ask

Stokes Barn Bunkhouses

Stokes Barn is located on top of Wenlock Edge, An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of Shropshire countryside. Two bunkhouses are available; the Threshing Barn (sleeping 28) and the Granary (sleeping 16). These offer comfortable, centrally heated, dormitory accommodation for a wide range of groups and provide an ideal base for corporate groups, field study groups, universities, schools, stag and hen parties, walkers or just a relaxing reunion with friends or family. The Ironbridge World Heritage Site

The Barrel Store

Located in the heart of Cirencester, the newly converted Barrel Store provides stylish self-catering accommodation for up to 43 guests in 14 rooms. The rooms are designed to be simple but stylish and almost all are en-suite. Within easy reach of many well-known Cotswold attractions and accessible to transport links, the Barrel Store is perfect as a base from which to explore this fantastic area. Exclusive hire available get in touch for details.

All Stretton Bunkhouse

All Stretton Bunkhouse offers comfortable self-catering accommodation with underfloor heating for individuals and small groups of up to 10 people. It has easy access to the Long Mynd which offers walks and bike rides for all levels of fitness. It is within easy reach of the busy town of Church Stretton and all its facilities, and just 10 minutes’ walk from the local pub (but please always book meals as it is not very big). Take-away food is available in

St Michaels Centre

At the heart of the bustling Peak District village of Hathersage in the Hope Valley. With limitless walking from the door, it is close to the popular Derwent Valley reservoirs, the gritstone edges, Chatsworth estate and the caverns of Castleton. The Hope Valley train line and a good network of bus routes pass through the village making it possible to explore the area without a car. Providing high quality, warm and welcoming accommodation for groups, the centre can accommodate

Edale Barn Cotefield Farm

This field barn at Cotefield Farm overlooks the famous Mam Tor and is at the start of the Pennine Way - great for walking holidays. The high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley are also within easy reach. Cotefield farm has been family run as a sheep farm for 4 generations. Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn or “stone tent” with a basic sleeping platform and a small communal living area with a table and benches. Adjoining

Taddington Camping Barn

Taddington Camping Barn is on a quiet lane in the village of Taddington, between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. Surrounded by limestone hills and dales, there are excellent walks and fine views in all directions. The Barn has easy access to the High Peak, Tissington Train and the Monsal trail. These cycle trails make it the perfect location for cycling holidays or activity breaks. Its an ideal base for school groups and team building events. Chatsworth and

Hatters Hostels on Newton Street

Recently refurbished to its 100 year old splendour and winner of the Manchester Tourism Customer Care award, Hatters has firmly established itself as the city’s favourite funky hostel. The city centre location makes it the ideal spot to start exploring the north west of England. Hatters caters for independent travellers and groups. It has a fully serviced kitchen with seating for groups of up to 50 and FREE all-day continental breakfast. Enjoy the FREE all-day coffee while using the

Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel

This small hostel, once the old village school, is tucked away in the Shropshire hills with the Long Mynd to the east and Stiperstones to the west. It is an ideal spot for ramblers with the Shropshire Way passing close by and a great network of uncrowded paths to explore. Ideally situated for the End to End cycle route and plenty of mountain biking opportunities. The nearby small towns of Church Stretton, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Bishops Castle and sleepy Montgomery

Moorside Farm Bunkhouse

Moorside Farm is a 300-year-old farmhouse set 1200 feet up in the beautiful Peak District National Park on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border and approximately five miles from the historic town of Buxton. Sleeping accommodation is provided in two areas, one for 14 - this is alpine style with pine clad ceiling and a pine floor with bunk beds. The second area has 6 beds, also in bunks and is an ideal room for a small group or family.

Peak District Holiday Barn

This extremely impressive holiday barn with 6 bedrooms comfortably sleeps up to 24. Situated in the heart of the Peak District, perfectly positioned for large groups to stay together and celebrate: wedding parties, family re-unions, birthdays, stag and hen parties, walking holidays etc. Also perfect for corporate residential or team building courses. Converted to an extremely high standard while retaining many of the barn’s original features. Fully insulated with double glazing and central heating throughout. 6 bedrooms including king sized

Bushey Heath Farm

Bushey Heath Farm is a family run smallholding in the heart of the Peak District, central to all the popular visitor centres, offering a pre-booking group summer campsite and bunkbarns for up to 28 people in three self contained units. The farm has been developed in an environmentally sensitive way with ground source heating, a wind turbine for electricity and rainwater harvesting for wc flushing, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas. The Hen House bunkbarn has two bedrooms with

Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse

Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse at Bishops Castle is situated within a relaxed, family-run campsite, surrounded by glorious views of South West Shropshire’s beautiful hill country. Within a few minutes’ walk of the Shropshire Way, Offa’s Dyke Path, the Sustrans cycle network and the lively town of Bishops Castle it is ideal for families, couples, walkers, cyclists and photographers. The bunkhouse is heated, divided in half by a partition with an open doorway. There is a single bed and 3 sets of

Thornbridge Outdoors

Thornbridge Outdoors offers excellent flexible group accommodation and camping for family and friends’ gatherings. It has a fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District gives access to wonderful countryside, interesting places to visit and the traffic free Monsal Trail which is popular with walkers and cyclists. There are three self contained accommodation buildings with fully equipped kitchens that can be booked separately or together and sleep 10, 38 and 38.

Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

Springhill Farm Bunkhouse is on a Welsh hill farm at 1475ft above sea level, on the Welsh/Shropshire border with beautiful views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains. Great for walking, riding, cycling, team building, meetings, or just to relax. Self catering, the main bunkhouse sleeps around 25 in 6 bedrooms. The 2 smaller self catering cottages can sleep 12 more. There is also a heated games and lecture room. The bunkhouse has under-floor heating, entrance hall with w/c and

Wandering Duck

Wandering Duck is a unique fully hosted canal boat experience of 2 or 3 nights on board a 69ft narrowboat. Trips take place around Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire. Come on your own or with friends and join a tour, or charter Wandering Duck for your own private small group (max 8 people). These experiences are very hands on and you’ll be shown how to work the locks and encouraged to have a go at steering the boat, all under the

Glenorchy Centre

The Glenorchy Centre is situated in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is situated on a cobbled street in the picturesque market town of Wirksworth. A few minutes’ walk in any direction will find you in the rolling Derbyshire hills. Close to the High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking and cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering and climbing. Nearby Cromford has the historic Arkwright’s mills and Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups,

Foundry Adventure Centre

Foundry Activity Centre has 2 units, Kinder; 31 beds and Howden; 21 beds, they can be combined to provide total 52 beds. With easy access to all parts of the Peak District National Park, the centre is an ideal location for outdoor activities and touring, welcoming a wide range of groups including schools, universities, corporate, clubs and large families. The spacious centre includes; comfortable lounges with a library, TV and wood burning stove, equipped kitchens and dining areas, four bathrooms

Igloo Hybrid

Located on Market Square, right in the centre of Nottingham, Igloo Hybrid is Nottingham’s most popular choice for budget-minded travellers. Opened in 2015, it offers a clean, safe and warm overnight stay for great value prices. Facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, free WiFi throughout, power showers, lockers, lounge with internet access, outdoor courtyard and laundry facilities. There are dorms beds with memory foam mattresses and reading lights, inspired SleepBox quarters for 1 or 2 people as well as

The Reckoning House

The Reckoning House camping barn has been renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation. It is situated on the edge of Lathkill Dale, 3 miles from Bakewell. Lathkill Dale is a nature reserve managed by English Nature to protect a variety of flora and fauna as well as some outstanding geological features. Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are all available locally. There are also many local walks including the Limestone Way. It has a

Ludlow Mascall Centre

Located in the heart of this beautiful market town, with ample free parking, Ludlow Mascall Centre is within walking distance of the restaurants, markets, shops, pubs, museum, castle and church. The Shropshire Hills are close by, with miles of beautiful countryside and stunning landscapes to explore. Built in 1857 as a national school, this beautiful Victorian building has been extended to provide residential accommodation with twin rooms, a family room, and a room which has been designed for those

Alstonefield Camping Barn

Alstonefield Camping Barn is close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, D of E, Scouts, school groups and team building. This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life.

Upper Booth Camping Barn

‘We found it - the most beautiful site we’ve ever encountered’. Upper Booth Camping Barn is located adjacent to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. It is possible to hire the barn and additional pitches on the campsite. There is space for cooking and tables for eating. Toilets, handbasins, washing up sinks and showers are shared with the campsite. Upper Booth camping barn is located on a working hill-farm. Walking and biking are available from the farm, the Pennine Way

Womerton Farm Bunkhouse

Womerton Farm Bunkhouse is situated right next to the Long Mynd, an Area of National Beauty in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. It offers small select accommodation to sleep eight; six in bunks downstairs and two in a double sofa bed upstairs. There is a fully equipped kitchen and living area upstairs. The bunkhouse is 3 miles from Church Stretton, 12 miles from historic Shrewsbury and 15 miles from Ludlow, food capital of Shropshire. There are many local

Shining Cliff Hostel

With its own crags, streams, lakes and over 100-acres of mature woodland, the hidden Shining Cliff Hostel has nature on its doorstep. The hostel is ideal for groups wishing to enjoy time away in a peaceful woodland setting. The entrance porch, with space for hanging coats and boots, leads into the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. The well equipped kitchen, has a 6 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and water boiler. The dining area

Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

The unique nature of Y Dolydd. It is one of the last remaining workhouses remaining and probably the only one you can stay in overnight. The natural unspoilt and relatively undiscovered beauty of the Berwyn Mountains and their surrounding area. The access to many outdoor and adventure activities, including nearby Lake Vyrnwy.

Llangollen Hostel

Llangollen Hostel offers clean and comfortable twin and double rooms, en suite family rooms, private four-bed and six-bed en suite rooms, and a great value six-bed dorm. Prepare your meals in our fully fitted kitchen/dining room, then relax in our cosy lounge by the log fire. We have a book exchange, free WiFi, plenty of games, laundry facilities, a drying room, and bicycle/canoe storage. Perfect location for walking, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking in the Vale of Llangollen. Families will

Hatters Hostels Liverpool

Your ideal choice for city central accommodation, Hatters Liverpool has combined hotel quality en suite rooms with the social atmosphere of an international travellers’ hostel. Catering for groups of all sizes and independent travellers, you can enjoy the comforts of WiFi, continental breakfast, en suite rooms, large communal areas and enthusiastic, informative staff. We also offer full board or half board options for groups of over 15. Conveniently located for all city centre attractions and transport links, ask the

Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses

Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses are located in the heart of the stunning Peak District countryside. Situated on a working hill farm which dates back to the 16th century, the barns are close to the start of the Pennine Way and offer easy access to Kinder Scout. A short walk away is the village of Edale with a village store, two pubs serving food, railway station and Moorlands Info Centre. This is ideal walking country, with a network of footpaths direct from

Clumber Park Bunkhouse

A converted gardeners cottage situated on the National Trust’s Clumber Park estate. Once part of Sherwood Forest this 1538 hectare estate of undulating woodland, grassland, heathland, farmland and an ornamental lake, is one of the most valuable havens for wildlife in Nottinghamshire. There is great opportunity for walking and cycling on the estate making this a fabulous location for families. The bunkhouse is well equipped for self-catering with kitchen, dining area and lounge.

Woodside Lodges Bunkhouse

Woodside Lodges is a landscaped park with lakes, grass and woodland managed to encourage wildlife. In addition to the Scandinavian lodges, campsite and camping pods there is a modern barn converted into 5 self-catering units. 3 units sleep 2, 1 unit sleeps 3 and 1 unit sleeps 4 (additional camp beds are available). Each unit has a cooking area with kettle, toaster, microwave, 2 electric rings, fridge and basic utensils. Electricity is by coin meter and bedding can be provided

Ilam Bunkhouse

Ilam bunkhouse is located in an 18th century stable block which originally formed part of the Ilam Hall Estate. The estate is now managed by the National Trust and the bunkhouse sits within the grounds of Ilam Park. Ilam bunkhouse provides high quality group accommodation for up to 16 people. There are 3 bedrooms with bunk beds, with each bunk provided with a locker, night light and plug socket, there is also a hand basin in each room. There is

Hatters Hostels on Hilton Street

Hatters on Hilton Street brings new meaning to ‘flash packing’! Your ideal choice for city centre accommodation in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter, with a combination of hotel quality en suite rooms with the social atmosphere of an international travellers’ hostel. Catering for groups of all sizes and independent travellers, you can enjoy the benefits of WiFi, breakfast, en suite and standard rooms, large communal and outdoor areas, and enthusiastic, informative staff. Full board or half board

Barn Farm Barns and Campsite

Barn Farm is in the village of Birchover with fine views over the Derwent valley. A few minutes’ walk from the farm is Stanton Moor with Victorian stone carvings and the Nine Ladies stone circle. Robin Hood’s Stride and other bouldering and climbing are an easy walk away. The Limestone Way passes by the village and there are two local pubs serving food. Barn Farm has four camping barns - Sabine Hay sleeps 15 in triple bunk beds, Hill Carr

The Old Smithy Camping Barn

The Old Smithy camping barn was at one time the village fire station. This “stone-tent” is situated in the village of Burwardsley, Cheshire, mid-way along the Sandstone Trail, one of the finest long distance walks in North West England. The barn is also on NCN route 45 Mercian Way. The Old Smithy offers affordable country accommodation for up to 8 people. Ideal for families or groups of walkers, cyclists and others visiting this part of Cheshire or wanting to get

Dalehead Bunkhouse

Dalehead Bunkhouse is a renovated gritstone farmhouse on a working hill-farm at the remote head of Edale Valley. Providing basic but comfortable accommodation heated by log burner supplemented by infrared radiant heat. There is a kitchen with fridge/freezer, a lounge, dining room and plenty of parking. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Edale is a very popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, hang-gliders or for just enjoying the magnificent scenery. It lies between the

Croft Farm Waterpark

Croft Farm is located just outside Tewkesbury in the scenic River Avon Valley, with a caravan and camping park adjacent to the site’s own lake. Accommodation is in cabins, a pod village, chalets and camping. The wide range of watersports activities and tuition on offer provide added interest for those wanting a more active holiday. A footpath meanders through the meadow to the River Avon, and free river fishing is available to all our guests. Croft

Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse

This beautiful riverside pub has been standing on the banks of the River Wye since the 15th Century. With charming traditional features, warming open fires and stunning views across the valley, Ye Old Ferrie Inn is the ideal base for your exploration of the Wye Valley. Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse, adjoining the inn, is the perfect place for you to hang up your rucksack, kick off your walking boots and relax. There are two bunkrooms, sleeping 6 and 12,

Embassie Liverpool Backpackers

The Embassie is a terraced house in an unspoilt Georgian square used in the filming of ‘In the Name of the Father’. The house was built in 1820 and until 1986 it was the Consulate of Venezuela. Only 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Liverpool, known for its nightlife. A large student population ensures a lively scene, with late night bands and bars. The hostel has been refurbished and there are new kitchen facilities, a brand new shower

Sheen Bunkhouse

Sheen Bunkhouse is a newly converted barn in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. Comprehensively equipped, it offers a large TV lounge, well equipped self-catering facilities and two bunkrooms with wash basins.Toilets and showers are conveniently located for both rooms. Passing close by the barn, the Manifold Valley Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail provide easy access to beautiful countryside, ideal for families and cyclists. Dovedale, the Upper Dove

John Hunt Base

Remote but easily accessible, the John Hunt Base is a converted 18th century hill farm in the Upper Derwent Valley. Walks from the door through woodlands onto the high moors and to the Derwent reservoirs provide some stunning views across the Dark Peak. On site there are picnic areas, playing field, a climbing boulder and wildlife garden. Suitable for quiet retreats as well as a base for adventurous outdoor pursuits.

Butterton Camping Barns Waterslacks and Wills Barns

Waterslacks Camping Barn: This stone field barn provides accommodation in a stunning location. Perched on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley it enjoys breath-taking views of the surrounding hills. A great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don’t mind roughing it! The barn sleeps 15, on sleeping platforms. BYO camping gear. Camping is also available in the surrounding field. Wills Barn: This traditional stone field barn has been thoughtfully converted into ‘Glamping’ style accommodation. This

Royal Oak Bunkbarn

Eat, drink, be merry and stay in a refurbished stone barn with a traditional award winning Peak District country pub on site. The Royal Oak serves fantastic pub grub and local cask ales (Multiple Winner of ‘Derbyshire Pub of the Year Awards’). The Royal Oak has direct access to the High Peak and Tissington Trails which use disused railways to provide easy off road cycling. The area is also ideal for climbing and walking with stone circles and limestone gorges

Janet Hollins

The bunkhouse is a converted gardeners cottage situated on the Clumber Park estate, once part of Sherwood Forest. The 1538 hectare estate of undulating woodland, grassland, heathland, farmland and an ornamental lake, is one of the most valuable havens for wildlife in Nottinghamshire.

Haye Farm Sleeping Barn

Located on a working family farm, Haye Farm Sleeping Barn offers bunkhouse accommodation finished to a very high standard. It has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room and lounge. Bedrooms range from double/twin en suite to a 6 bedded dormitory. The barn is central heated throughout. Covered decking, patio, lawn and a BBQ provide ample opportunity to enjoy the quiet rural location. A great location to enjoy the surrounding countryside, the Wyre Forerst being one of the largest

Ackers Adventure

Ackers Residential Centre (ARC) is a purpose built accommodation set in 70 acres of semi rural land that is Ackers Adventure, a centre for outdoor adventurous activities, just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. The ARC has 9 sleeping rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, refectory area with chairs and tables and a recreation room with a TV & DVD player, games and comfy seating. Facilities include ample secluded parking, showers and changing rooms, disability lift, self catering kitchen,

Homestead and Cheesehouse

These two bunkhouses are situated on a small mixed farm in the middle of Bamford, just 3 miles from Stanage Edge. The Derwent Dams are between 1.5 and 7 miles further up the valley. Castleton is 5 miles to the north, Chatsworth House and Park 10 miles to the south-west. Both bunkhouses have individual bunks each with mattress, fitted sheets and pillow (bring your own sleeping bags), gas central heating and drying facilities. Homestead has 22 beds in...

Big Mose Bunkhouse

Situated on the National Trust Dudmaston Estate, 4 miles south east of Bridgnorth, Big Mose Bunkhouse accommodates groups of up to 18 people in 4 bunkrooms of varying sizes. The converted Tudor farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet, it offers a large living area with a TV/DVD and lots of games for those rainy days, a dining area where everyone can sit together and enjoy reflecting on the day’s adventures and a fully equipped kitchen area, bedding and linen are

Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses

Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses are situated a mile northwest of Hathersage, on a family-run mixed dairy farm which makes its own ice cream. The bunkhouses are 2 miles west of Stanage Edge. Other popular climbing and walking areas are nearby. Castleton is 6 miles up the Hope Valley and Eyam is 6 miles southwest. Each bunkhouse has dormitories with individual bunks or mattresses on the floor. There is some sleeping space in the sitting rooms and room for camping outside. The bunkhouses

Euro Hostel Liverpool

The newest addition to the Euro Hostel family, Euro Hostel Liverpool is right in the heart of the city. A perfect base from which to experience Liverpool’s legendary night life, shopping and waterfront walks. Whether you are a backpacker, couple, family or part of a group Euro Hostel Liverpool has a room for you. Rooms vary from 8 bed dorms (mixed or female only), en suite private rooms for up to 8 people or VIP suites accommodating groups of 6

Broughton Bunkhouse

Broughton Bunkhouse offers comfortable accommodation in a 17th century barn with a wealth of exposed beams and full of character.The bunkhouse is clean and cosy. Central heating, hot water and showers are all inclusive. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cookers, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and all the utensils you will need. Clothes washing and drying facilities are also provided. Broughton Bunkhouse is just outside Bishops Castle in South Shropshire, an excellent area for walking on the nearby Stiperstones and Long

Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

A mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District. Pindale Farm comprises a farmhouse pre-dating 1340 and lead mine buildings from the 1850s, which have been completely rebuilt from near dereliction. The centre offers 5 different kinds of accommodation. The farmhouse offers traditional bed and (an AGA cooked) breakfast. The Barn has 6 independent self-catering units, 3 of these can accommodate people with certain physical disabilities. The Old Lead Mine Engine House is a self-catering unit sleeping

Underbank Camping Barn

Located on Blaze Farm, a dairy farm, café, ice cream parlour and pottery painting studio on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. This lovely little barn overlooks the Wildboarclough Valley and is close to the stunning viewpoint on Shuttlingsloe Fell. The barn provides the perfect, simple base for walking, climbing, fell-running and mountain biking in and around in this beautiful landscape. The sleeping area is on the first floor, with the living area and a kitchen area

This area of central England has been chosen by the Independent Hostel Guide to display the bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in Shropshire, Herefordshire and central England. The region covers an area of approximately 100 miles radius centred on Birmingham. Prime holiday areas include Shropshire, Herefordshire the Cotswolds and the Peak District. This region extends to Cambridgeshire in the East and Shropshire in the West, as far as Bristol in the South and Manchester in the North. There are approximately 50 self catering bunkhouses and hostels in central England. Central England has a plethora of places to visit from well-known resorts such as Alton Towers, Warwick Castle and Birmingham Sealife Centre to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Stratford upon Avon and stunning landscape features such as Wenlock Edge, The Long Mynd and the Wrekin. The area has a selection of great walk routes including the Thames Path, The Cotswold Way and the Ridgeway in the south to Offa’s Dyke in the Welsh Marches. Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Nottingham and Bath are great to visit for their shopping, events and history. Visitors to Nottingham can find out more about Robin Hood, the city’s historic public houses or the cave system that runs under Nottingham Castle. Birmingham is famous for its shopping, Cadbury world and Victorian City layout it also hosts many great sporting events and exhibitions at the NEC.