Grinton Lodge is a 19th-century former shooting lodge that has been a youth hostel since 1948. A Grade II listed building, it is situated above the village of Grinton, in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England.
The lodge was built in 1817 for James Fenton of Doncaster, but by the middle of the century it had been sold first to the Wentworth family of Wakefield and then to John Charlesworth Dodgson-Charlesworth, also of Wakefield. The property remained with the Charlesworth family until after the Second World War, when following the death of the owner, Barney Charlesworth, his widow sold the property to the Youth Hostels Association. During the stewardship of the Charlesworth's the property was extensively modified to allow use by Albany Charlesworth, who used a wheelchair following a hunting accident. Since 1948 it has been used continuously as a youth hostel.
|Monday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM|
Matthew Cottam | Dec 23, 2017
We stayed in one of the camping pods just outside the main building. It's very clean, warm and has all of your essentials for a nights stay. As always with a YHA, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. It wasn't busy at all when we were there, and because of that, we were given an upgrade to a larger pod. The facilities were all clean and well looked after, including the outside washrooms. The main building had a shared kitchen, eating area and dry room. Everything was well equipped. We didn't use the lounge as we stayed with our dog, but it has such a lovely view. Well worth a visit! The location is also spectacular. The view on a morning after emerging from our pod was wonderful. For the price, we would definitely recommend it.
Richard Rushforth | Apr 8, 2018
Great location, friendly staff. Self catering kitchen and dining area a bit on the small side - but has a great stay.
Steve Hargreaves | Apr 15, 2018
An amazing location. Pleasant staff. Stayed in a pod which was great.
Steven Atkins | Apr 4, 2018
Good communication, very helpful and obliging staff. Members kitchen facilities need improving though.
ian mitchell | Mar 31, 2018
Excellent well run clean hostel Great location lovely friendly staff Delicious breakfast and evening meals Very warm and cosy Ideal for walker's and cyclists as a base for some climbing
Ian Williamson | Jul 26, 2018
One of the best YHA hostels I've stayed at. Walks straight from the door out onto the local hills or down into the villages of Grinton and Reeth.
Alex Moran | Jun 24, 2018
This place is in a beautiful location, away from the world overlooking the valley. It has a football nets, play areas, lots of benches to sit around and is ideal for chilling in the sun. We rented out the whole place for a wedding and couldnt recommend it more. The main issue is there is only 2 double beds. You'll have sheep and rabbits all around you and there's places for fires too.
Paul Roberts | Jul 16, 2018
Perfectly adequate as a basic place to put your head down for the night, but lacking in basic facilities somewhat e.g no hooks or stools to hang towel and clothes on when showering. Bedroom windows do not open in hot weather.
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