Whether travelling independently, with a family or friends, or with a larger social group, St Briavels Castle is a venue with a real “WOW” factor that will amaze and inspire young and old alike. The Castle is over 800 years old, with bags of character and remarkably well-preserved features throughout, and a basic charm that promotes social interaction and historical interest in equal measure. You enter this remarkable and unique YHA site through a triple portcullis gatehouse into a secluded courtyard and walled garden, and then enter through the grand wooden period door into the West Tower to a warm welcome fit for a King or Queen. Take a walk through time within this former hunting lodge of King John from the 13th century, spend a peaceful moment in his Chapel, rest your feet in his bed-chamber, and wonder who spent time in the debtors prison and met their grizzly end on the Castle gallows. The Castle is a Grade 1 listed ancient monument, a rich piece of our heritage and an inspiring location at amazingly affordable prices. The perfect background for weddings, private parties, family holidays, activity breaks, as well as school visits (where students really do “learn outside the classroom” as they are transported back in time to Medieval world of King John and the Magna Carta).
Access to the hostel is limited during the day. The castle has two huge traditional gates that are locked at 11.30pm.
Free WI-FI in communal areas for guests!
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 23.00
17.00 - 23.00
08.00 - 10.00
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
St Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG
From the north M6, M5, M50 follow the signs to Monmouth. From there follow A466 to Chepstow. After approximately 5 miles turn left and follow signs to St Briavels. The castle is straight in front of you. From the south M4, M48 to Chepstow. Follow the A466 to Monmouth. Approximately 7 miles after the metal bridge, turn right and follow signs to St Briavels.
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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.