Group accommodation in England & Wales at HI group hostels
England & Wales are part of the United Kingdom and they provide many opportunities for travel, including educational group trips in a range of subjects such as history, art, language studies, geography, sports and music. Group hostels in England or Wales are also perfect for other types of group trips, from walking tours in the rolling countryside, to city breaks in bustling cities.
HI’s group hostels in England and Wales offer excellent accommodation for groups, and many offer extra services tailored for group trips, including:
- Private rooms for leaders and drivers
- Parking for coaches, buses or mini-buses
- Seminar rooms, games rooms and/or lounge areas
- Full meals service, including lunch packs for days out
- Staff who understand the needs of groups
Our group accommodation in Wales and England is available in both urban and countryside locations, and either provides a great base for exploring further - from touring historic castles to relaxing country escapes, cultural day trips to city nightlife.
Whether you want to visit the famous attractions of London, soak up history in Oxford, see a rugby match in Cardiff, see old hangouts of The Beatles in Liverpool, or climb the peaks of the Lake District, HI’s group hostels in England and Wales provide the perfect budget accommodation for groups.
Choose from the following locations to view our group hostels in England & Wales:
Ambleside – One of our most popular group hostels in England, Ambleside sits in the iconic Lake District and is situated at the end of Lake Windermere. Associated with William Wordsworth this tourist resort with many shops and restaurants one of the best bases for exploring Lake District.
Canterbury – Within a short drive of the port of Dover, Canterbury is also within easy reach of the North Downs Way and Pilgrims' Way (from Chaucer’s infamous Canterbury Tales). The HI group hostel in Canterbury is well placed for visiting the cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, various museums, guided tours, theatres and other parts of this UNESCO world heritage site.
Conwy – Groups visiting North Wales will not just appreciate its beautiful unspoiled beaches, there are also mediaeval castles, prehistoric mines and working woollen mills that will satisfy even the most demanding groups of history students. The jewel in the crown in this stunning part of the world is Conwy Castle, a spectacular mediaeval walled town which has been designated a World Heritage site. YHA Conwy Hostel is located on a hill just outside Conwy's town walls and offers wonderful views from the roof terrace. It is the ideal base for Groups exploring all that North Wales has to offer, including Snowdonia national park.
Golant – The world famous Eden project is one of the wonders of the beautiful South Cornish Coast. Groups interested in ecology will find it a fascinating and unique place to visit. The Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as endless stunning walks along the unspoilt coast and numerous hiking and walking trails across Bodmin Moor also make perfect day trips for Groups. YHA Golant provides restful and elegant accommodation in a large Georgian country house set in acres of grounds and overlooking the Fowey estuary.
Liverpool – Liverpool’s docks were once the centre of world trade, but now are home to one of England’s nest shopping and nightlife areas. Although The Beatles made it famous, Liverpool is still home to a lively music scene. In 2004, several areas throughout the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status.
London – With hundreds of shops and iconic attractions to keep you busy during the day and restaurants, live music venues and theatres for the evening, the HI group hostel in London offers fun, culture, shopping, history and much more on its doorstep. London - Holland Park YHA | London - Thameside YHA
Manchester –This really is a city that has it all. It is a Holy Grail destination for football groups looking to visit the Etihad Stadium or the Museum of Football. And for fashionistas then the Trafford Centre is a location which will keep all shoppers happy. Looking to see some world class acts? Then the Manchester Arena has seen the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. Add to this the culture of the art gallery, the diversity of the restaurants and the family-friendly attractions on offer – including nearby Chester Zoo - then Manchester really is a city perfect for all types of groups. When will you be visiting?
South Downs – With a brand new hostel for 2013 near the Seven Sisters Cliffs, the South Downs is a cyclists and walkers paradise. With a National Trail on the doorstep, the area was an inspiration for Rudyard Kipling who regularly referred to the area in his works. Hosting a number of outdoor activities, travellers to the South Downs can enjoy paragliding, mountain biking as well as horse riding. Major towns within a short distance include the seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne which can fulfil any shopping needs!
Swanage – The spectacular Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Groups of geographers and geologists will find a wealth of information on earth's history in just 95 miles of coastline. This area also attracts fossil hunters and is a great base for an activity packed sea side holiday. Groups will soon appreciate its wonderful blue flag beaches, museums and stately homes including Corfe Castle and for the more active, outdoor activities including horse riding, water sports and climbing.York - The ancient and beautiful walled city of York has attracted visitors for centuries. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark on the city and it home to some exciting attractions both old and new.
Or, if you already know which of our hostels in Wales or England is right for your group trip, use our Group Accommodation Finder to enquire about availability:
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