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YHA St Briavels Castle
This hostel provides the following facilities:
Classroom/Educational meeting room
Credit cards accepted
Group catering available
Library / Quiet room
Picnic lunch available
Private rooms available
Suitable for families
Under 3s welcome
About YHA St Briavels Castle
Here’s your chance to go back over 800 years and stay in this remarkable moated Norman castle. Built as a hunting lodge for King John in 1205, today it welcomes visitors keen to explore the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley on a cheap family break or school trip. Accommodation in a castle - kids love it, so it's ideal for family weekends and educational trips. Eat your evening meals in the licensed restaurant, or attend one of the regular medieval banquets.
Summer Camps 2014 is now available to book at YHA St. Briavels Castle! Find out more here.
Why not take a Virtual Tour of YHA St. Briavels Castle?
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Need to know
Access to the hostel is limited during the day. The castle has two huge traditional gates that are locked at 11.30pm.
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 23.00
Hostel Closing Times:
Is the hostel open every day of the year?
- Join a castle tour! St Briavels Castle is over 800 years old and packed with interesting history and a few dark secrets! Join us on our fascinating 45 minute guided tour, useful for school trips but equally entertaining if you're on a family holiday.
There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA St Briavels Castle. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.
YHA School Trips
YHA St Briavels Castle provides great opportunities for English and History students with various educational packages available. The hostel has beds for up to 100 people, classroom facilities and home cooked meals provided.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.