About YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Near the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is a groups’ only hostel situated within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site and a short walk from Ironbridge, a small town famous for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and where Abraham Darby perfected the art of mass production of iron.

This Grade II listed building was established in 1853 by the Coalbrookdale Company as a literary and scientific institute and later a school of art. Offering 74 beds across 19 rooms, the majority of which are en-suite, great groups catering, a large dining room, a spacious lounge and an outdoor study area, this hostel is perfectly set up for groups.

We offer the flexibility for Primary school groups to choose to lead their own activities, sign up for our YHA delivered education packages or mix and match by adding some YHA activities as a bolt on to  a self-led stay.

There are 10 intriguing museums and attractions within the gorge area itself. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Get all scientific at the fascinating ‘Enginuity’ and learn about the power of technology. Or learn about the history and past industry of Ironbridge at museums such as Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum or the Museum of the Gorge. Or for an outdoor exploration walk along the many pathways that lead along the canal path and old railway lines to the iconic Iron Bridge.

Social groups will also have plenty to do during a stay at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale with a number of options to hike and bike around this delightful part of Shropshire. There’s plenty to do on the water as well with cruises, canoe, kayaking and even white water rafting available for trips and tours on the River Severn, just watch out for the Jackfield rapids! Finally the town of Ironbridge itself is a tourist attraction with its eponymous bridge, quirky independent shops and trendy bars, cafes and restaurants.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Meals available
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

3 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award

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Packages available at this hostel

Youth Group

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from


per person based on a two night stay


Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.


  • Archery
  • Rocket launch
  • Team challenges
  • Local Attraction trips
  • Zip wire
  • Nightline
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Coalbrookdale Discovery Package

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from


per person per night*


Fun, challenging and memorable experiences

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team working and communication skills.


  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges
  • Archaeological dig
  • River dipping
  • Let’s get cooking
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Adventure bolt-on

Prices from


per person*


Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities available include:

  • Quad biking
  • Sniper shooting
  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Climbing wall
  • Zip Wire
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Segway
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Nightline
  • Team Challenges
  • Jacobs Ladder.

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YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

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