|Member Dormitory Share||£175.00|
|Member Own Ensuite Room||£225.00|
3 nights hostel style accommodation, 1 cooked breakfast, 1 breakfast with hot items and 1 continental breakfast, 3 evening meals, 2 packed lunches, tea & coffee throughout, 2 guided walks and the services of a Spice host.
Guests: Guests & Non Members who are new to Spice are welcome to book at a £36 supplement though they may prefer to join to obtain the member rate and any deals that may be available at the time of booking/joining. Please call your local office to enquire about booking as a guest.
Drinks: Please bring with you any soft drinks or alcohol that you need for the weekend
Lauren of Spice Manchester 07852 366055
Walks led by Richard Coulter former Spice West Midlands Coordinator
We have taken exclusive hire of YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale, a converted Grade 2 listed building located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site sat within beautiful grounds. Housed in an iconic local building, the former Literary and Scientific Institute, built with funds from the Coalbrookdale Company in the 1850s, this building has seen it all. From its original users who were honing their creative skills for use in design and decoration for the Coalbrookdale Company, to evacuees in the second world war, and its use as a book stack for the local library, ownership by the local council for adult education courses, and finally to its conversion to a youth hostel in 1980.
By 1785 the Coalbrookdale district had become the foremost industrial area in the world. It was particularly celebrated for its innovations: the first iron bridge, the first iron boat, the first iron rails and the first steam locomotive. Tourists came from far and wide to see the sights, and artists came to paint it all – furnaces lighting up the night sky was a favourite subject.
There is free wifi available in the social spaces.
There's a mixture of ensuite rooms and rooms with shared bathrooms accommodating between 2 and 8 people in bunk beds. Bedding is provided so unless you have a favourite pillow or comforter you don’t need to carry your bedding with you. There is a large lounge and dining room for us to use as well as a commercial kitchen.
We can’t guarantee which size room you will be in however the smaller rooms will be allocated to the early bookers or couples wherever possible. If you have to have a bottom bunk (for medical reasons), please let us know at the time of booking as most people would prefer a bottom bunk but there are as many top bunks as bottoms that we need to fill!
Covid/Infection Guidance: As a matter of respect to other members when attending events, we ask that you take the following guidance into account. People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and who have a high temperature or do not feel well, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others. Those who are asked – or choose to test – and get a positive COVID-19 result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days following the day of their positive result. Normal Spice Terms & Conditions apply.
Travel Insurance: It is also recommended that when travelling on holiday or attending Spice weekends away in the UK or overseas that you have adequate travel insurance in case of emergency, cancellation, etc. Travel insurance is an important aspect to booking a weekend or holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances. We also strongly recommend a personal travel insurance policy that includes COVID-19 cover. While we cannot recommend specific insurance policies as everyone’s requirements are personal to them, Spice have linked up with market leader Staysure Travel Insurance which you may like to take a look at.
Directions to: YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale, 1 Paradise, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7NR with What3Words reference https://w3w.co/trinkets.dips.conquests
Map references OS Map: 127 OS Grid Ref: SJ671043 Lat/Lng: 52.635508, -2.488607
By car: From Telford Centre or M54 follow the signs to Ironbridge. Pass through Ironbridge center (passing the bridge on your left) and turn right at the roundabout into Coalbrookdale (Dale Road). Continue half a mile up this road, then turn onto Paradise which will be on your right. This is a sharpish turning. The hostel is immediately on your left, just before the war memorial.
By coach: The nearest coach stop is in Telford
By Train: The nearest train station is in Telford
Local Buses: Catch the 77 from Telford and get off at Paradise. For more information see the Arriva Website
Local taxi: Diamond Cars - 01952 222255 Go Carz- 01952 501050, also have an app
Parking: There is some parking on site but not nearly enough to accommodate everyone if we fill the hostel - we will provide details nearer the time for overflow parking which will be paid for parking approximately a 6 minute/0.3 mile walk away