Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP
Call Bridges Youth Hostel on 01588 650656
OverviewThis 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 are all worth a visit. There's also the Acton Scott working farm museum and Snailbeach former lead mines close by.
During Covid the hostel is providing private rooms for 2, 4 or 6 people with assigned showers. Each room has its own table in the hostel common area so you can play some board games and enjoy your meals together. The hostel is providing proper breakfasts and home cooked evening meals, so you won’t miss the self catering kitchen, which is closed due to Covid regulations. Prices are shown below.
In normal times the hostel has a good kitchen, lounge with wood fire, books and games, a drying room, a food shop and a large garden. There are two en-suite rooms of 4 and one 6 bed room, with discounts for families. One of these has some facilities for the disabled which the hostel will tell you more about if you phone.
Home cooked three course evening meals are available, using fruit and vegetables from the hostel garden all year round. These are not standard YHA meals, they are grown and cooked with pride by the hostel staff. Camping is available and there is a pub nearby.
This accommodation is featured on our map of Central England and Shropshire.
Beds & Rooms:During Covid we have 1x2, 2x4, 2x6. Normally 28: 2x4 en suite, 2x6, 1x8 plus camping
Open:All year except Xmas. Reception open 8-10 am & 5-10 pm. Hostel closes at 11pm.
Price per night:During Covid: Two bedded rooms £50, 4 bed ensuite room £80. Six bed room £120. Previous prices from £22. Discounts for YHA. Camping £10.
Booking:Telephone to book. No credit or debit cards accepted. Cheques must be made payable to Bridges Youth Hostel not YHA.
Directions:From Church Stretton, take The Burway road uphill. Take right fork at top of Long Mynd (this route is not advisable in bad winter weather). From Shrewsbury take road via Longden and Pulverbatch, then left by Bridges Pub.
Public Transport:Trains at Church Stretton (5 miles) with a shuttle bus to Bridges at weekends from April to September.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Stay in the tranquil Shropshire hills this spring and summer
March 31st 2021
Bridges Hostel is re-opening on 17th May. Offering 4 bedrooms (with dedicated bathrooms) and home cooked meals served on your own socially distanced dinning table. Each room can be shared by any number of people from 2 households, or 6 people from multiple households.
Close to Long Mynd & Stiperstones, Bridges Hostel is an ideal spot for walkers with the Shropshire Way passing close by. It is also handy for the End to End cycle route and good mountain biking routes.
Come and explore the Long Mynd in its Autumn colours with a stay at Bridges Youth Hostel
October 22nd 2020
Book a private room for 2, 4 or 6 people (subject to the latest government guidelines) in this iconic youth hostel and enjoy the last of the mild weather in this quite corner of Shropshire. Each room has its own assigned table in the hostel common area so you can play some board games and enjoy your meals together. The hostel is providing proper breakfasts and home cooked evening meals, so you won’t miss the self catering kitchen, which is closed due to Covid regulations.
Two bedded private rooms available for £50. 4 Bed en-suite rooms £80. 6 bedded rooms £120. Bridges is currently in Tier One in October 2020.
YHA Bridges remains open and taking bookings
October 14th 2020
There are temporary changes at YHA Bridges to keep our guests safe. Dorms are not currently available, but the hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. The self-catering kitchen, lounge and drying rooms are closed but we are serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.
. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we’re working hard to safely open all areas as soon as we can.
November 10th 2020
A weekend of fell running and walking in Shropshire and one of discoveries: Bridges Youth Hostel in Ratlinghope was a great place to stay, cosy and warm, with power showers, hearty vegan/vegetarian breakfasts, lots of advice on the best routes and a lovely pub a stone’s throw away. Shropshire exceeded all expectations, with stunning views, deserted routes and the wonderful sound of silence. I will be back!Read More