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 magical charm that promotes social interaction and historical interest in equal measure.
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, but we'd love you to join us for a banquet or Supper Club. The castle has two huge traditional gates that are locked at 11.30pm, so make sure you're back for supper.
Within this AONB area there are plenty of family fun attractions and outdoor activities; wooded walks, cycle trails, canoe routes, world-famous rock climbing and views at Symonds Yat, watch the Severn Bore, and visit even more Castles! You are in the middle of the Forest of Dean and close to the Brecon Beacons, or if you are looking for a City Break for the day Gloucester, Bristol and Cardiff are all within easy reach. Discounts are available at a growing number of local attractions so please ask for details on arrival.
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.
There is parking available for guests outside the hostel.
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.
We run fantastically rewarding History, PE & Geography Packages that help children to “Learn Outside the Classroom” (and are LOTC accredited), including for 2015 a focus on the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.