About YHA Langdale

Packages and bolt-ons available here

National Trust arboretum on the doorstep

Huge, labyrinthine and with a National Trust arboretum on the doorstep, YHA Langdale makes any group visit feel magical. This atmospheric Victorian mansion has space for over 100 people, a flagstoned meeting room located in the cellar, and endless period charm. School trips can study biology and geography on site or get involved in a range of activities offered by the hostel, including archery, shelter building, guided walks, fire making and team challenges. Walkers will love having Loughrigg Fell, Silver Howe and the Langdale Pikes on their doorstep.

Boasting a one hundred and forty year-old oak panelled Great Hall and adjacent Drawing Room, with stunning views down to Lake Windermere, Langdale is the centrepiece of the historic High Close Estate which includes sixteen acres of National Trust aboretum, the secluded and beautiful Low Wood and Loughrigg Terrace on the doorstep all waiting to be explored. Enjoy group catering including breakfast, lunch and dinner, or enjoy a bottle of local ale from our licensed bar. And don’t get us started on our view.

YHA Langdale is a perfect base for walking groups and field trips, as the fells are literally just outside our door. Take a leisurely walk to unique attractions like the Elterwater Merz Barn, or visit tourist favourites like the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Adventure seekers are also spoilt for choice, with challenging mountain bike routes, spectacular climbing spots and thrilling watersports nearby.

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

Stay from

FULL
BOARD

£28.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

HALF
BOARD

£21.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

B & B

£17.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

"Excellent" - 90%

Customer Satisfaction based on 91 scores

2 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 Langdale has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award

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YHA Langdale

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Packages available at this hostel

Langdale Discovery

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

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 work and communication skills.

Activities

  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Let's Get Cooking
  • Go create
  • Night hikes
  • Shelter building
  • Firelighting
  • Guided walk
  • Map skills
  • Rocket launch
  • Archery
Find out more
Langdale Multi-Activity

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

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.

Activities

  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Shelter building
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
Find out more
Langdale Alex Rider

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Suitable for ages 7 - 13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Train the next secret agents

Ignite your student’s imaginations enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Spy Academy and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupils’ mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Guided navigation walks
  • Team building
  • Fire lighting
  • Bushcraft
  • Shelter building
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
Find out more
Alex Rider at YHA Langdale

Alex Rider Spy Academy

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Test your pupil's mettle with this spy training

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Spy Academy package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Weaseling
  • Archery
  • Survival skills
  • Night hikes
  • Gadget design
  • Code cracking
  • Observation skills
Find out more

Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Langdale

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.

Langdale Adventure

Prices from

£40

per person*

(+VAT)

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

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Raft building
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
Find out more
Langdale YHA bolt-on

Prices from

£8

per person*

(+VAT)

YHA bolt-on

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.

Activities

  • Team challenges
  • Shelter building
  • Archery
  • Guided walk
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
Find out more

YHA Langdale

High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ
OS Map:90
OS Grid Ref:NY338052
Latitude:54.43857
Longitude:-3.02148
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