3 of the finest

YHA hos­tel lo­ca­tions worth seek­ing out

The Simple Things - - THINK/HISTORY -

St Bri­avels Cas­tle, Glouces­ter­shire

Ac­quired by King Henry II and fre­quented by his son King John, this place is out on its own when it comes to moated Nor­man cas­tles you can stay in for less than £20 a night.

Black Sail, Lake District

The YHA’s most re­mote prop­erty is 2½ miles from the near­est road. Nev­er­the­less, moder­nity pro­lif­er­ates in the shape of ther­mal in­su­la­tion, sun pipes, pho­to­voltaic and so­lar pan­els.

Snow­don Bryn Gwynant, Gwynedd

Glo­ri­ous Vic­to­rian man­sion sit­ting in 42 acres of land and the prom­ise of so much beyond, look­ing out as it does over Llyn Gwynant and Mount Snow­don.

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