About YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale
Number of beds: 72 Classrooms Meals available
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. The new YHA Discovery package allows schools the option of a tailor-made itinerary that includes a range of YHA lead activities and visits to local attractions. For example students can try our Victorian Classroom experience, get creative with our tile design or candle dipping workshops, work together to conquer our team challenges and take in a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town.
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
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- Meals available
- Car parking
- Minibus parking
- Corridor zoning
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.
YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale has been given the LOtC award.
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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.
Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff
Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.
- Team challenges
- Guided walk
- Go create