YHA Ironbridge Coalport

1 Paradise, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7NR

Overview

The hostel is a fifteen minute off-road walk to the award winning Blists Hill Victorian town where history comes to life through the sights, smells and tastes of a real working town. Plus Victorian characters are there including the candle maker, baker, grocer and policeman to help give a true insight into life one hundred years ago. Three miles away at Coalbrookdale students can find out more about three generations of Quakers called Abraham Darby who perfected the art of mass production of iron and guilt the world famous bridge.

Nestled in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, YHA Ironbridge Coalport is housed in the grade II listed original factory building of the Coalport China works. The building blends original features including a decorative tiled entrance hall with all the modern facilities you’d expect from a 21st century Youth Hostel. With 83 beds spread across 21 rooms, a large classroom, a second smaller study room, a lounge and spacious dining room, this hostel really does lend itself to group use.

School groups staying at the hostel will find there are endless options to choose from with ten museums within the Ironbridge Gorge. These enable schools to link their visits to the National Curriculum through a local history study. There’s plenty of fresh air to be had and most of the museums are accessible by paths along old railway lines. Then there’s the world famous Iron Bridge the perfect spot for admiring or sketching the view or just an epic game of pooh sticks!

The hostel is adjacent to the Coalport China Museum and just a fifteen minute off-road walk to the award winning Blists Hill Victorian Town where history comes to life through the sights, tastes and smells of a real working town. The Victorian characters there such as the candle maker, baker, grocer or policeman give a real insight into life 100 years ago through their tales and exhibits. Just three miles away at Coalbrookdale, you can learn how the industrial revolution started due to innovators like three generations of Quakers called Abraham Darby who perfected the art of mass production of iron and built the world famous Iron Bridge.

Social groups will also have plenty to do during a stay at YHA Ironbridge Coalport 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 historic bridge, quirky independent shops and trendy bars, cafes and restaurants.

Why Groups love YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site

Great

Customer Satisfaction based on 89% scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 80

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

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Packages available at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

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Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential

Locations

A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations

Facilities

General

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  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Transportation:

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking

Food & Drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

1 Paradise, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7NR

By car:
From Telford, take the A442 towards Kidderminster, then follow Ironbridge Museum signs past Blists Hill (5 miles).

Follow the road to Coalport, the hostel is on the site of the china museum.

OS Map: 127
OS Grid Ref: SJ696024
Latitude: 52.618843
Longitude: -2.450477
YHA Ironbridge Coalport