Ingleton Youth Hostel

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Jun, 2014

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My family had booked to stay at Whoop Hall, which was very nice with a gym, a swimming pool and sauna, jacuzzi,steam room. However, for a single traveller this cost too much, so grandma – that's me aged 72 ,decided to try the youth hostel. This cost £20 per night plus £5 for breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised to find how relaxing it was staying there. There was a very friendly welcome and the young men who run the hostel were unbelievably helpful and kind. The breakfast exceeded my expectations and I slept well, though I hated the plastic mattresses which made me sweat. There is a self catering kitchen, a drying room, a car park, a small lounge for watching tv and a seperate comfortable lounge and lots more. They also serve dinner if ordered in advance. I met some very interesting people there – walkers, pot holers, cyclists, etc.. The hostel is sited very close to an outdoor swimming pool and also close to the centre of the town, with shops, church and market nearbye.' I met up with my family at 9am and we attempted the 3 peaks. My son,grandson and I made it as far as Ingleborough but unfortunately gave up at the last hurdle. I believe we set off too late and then rushed too much. I would like to thank Gary and Paul, managers of the youth hostel for help and support when my knees nearly ceased up on the way down Whernside. We all enjoyed the experience very much and will try again next year. So my advice to other grandparents is not to stay at home if you think things are too expensive and to stay if neccessary at a good youth hostel. NB. We also played golf twice – 9 holes at a lovely course at Casterton.


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