Independent Youth Hostel in the Shropshire Hills


Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP

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 are all worth a visit. There’s also the Acton Scott working farm museum and Snailbeach former lead mines close by. 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.

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Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel | Independent Youth Hostel in the Shropshire Hills

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Rooms & Beds:

38: 2×4 en suite, 1×6 or 8, 1×10, 1×12 plus camping


All year. Reception open 8-10 am & 5-10 pm. Hostel closes at 11pm.

Price per night:

Adults £22. Under 18's £14.50, discounts for YHA. Camping £8.


Telephone to book. No credit or debit cards accepted. Cheques must be made payable to Bridges Youth Hostel not YHA.


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.

This accommodation is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Hostels with Camping map and the present or past youth hostel page.

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