Walking and Rambling around St Briavels Castle
The hostel is right in the middle Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley so there's lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep. Offa's Dyke path, an ancient border between England and Wales, runs right past the hostel. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is equally as hidden and unexpected a treasure as St Briavels Castle.
Other things to do nearby
Nowhere in the world does a landscape shaped by iron making remain on such a complete scale as at the Blaenavon World Heritage site - there's plenty to explore here.
With over 300 hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a planetarium, this is one of the most exciting interactive science centres in the country.
Explore the wonders of the underwater world at Bristol Aquarium with thousands of natural creatures to view in over 40 naturally themed displays.
Learn the thrills and challenges of this exciting sport. Undercover Rock provides everything from indoor taster sessions to major rock climbing adventures.
St Nicholas indoor market is one of the city's best kept secrets. As well as great places to eat, there are loads of independent retailers selling books, clothes, art and music.
A guided tour of some of Bristol's world famous street art, painted by the infamous Banksy. The tour runs all year round so ask at the hostel reception for more details.
Stride out on foot to explore the vibrant city of Bristol. There's loads to see, and you can wander round the city at your leisure taking in the sights.
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
Hop on your bike and explore the Forest of Dean. Try the Royal Forest Route which takes in a sculpture trail, mines dating back to the 1820's and a virtual lagoon of bluebells in spring!
Visit the atmospheric mine workings with nine impressive caverns and winding passageways - great whatever the weather.
High wire fun in the forest – climb rope ladders, zip wire through the trees and tackle high wire rope bridges.
Explore this unique and enchanting place, with meandering pathways and fantastic rock formations that inspired JRR Tolkien.
Exciting adventure in the forest - try Inspire2Adventure's Guided Open Canoe Expeditions, Gorge Scrambling Experience, Rock climbing and Abseiling and more!
So much to see! local craft workshops, events and shops to inspire your creativity. Throw your own pot or visit the garden retreat.
One of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. Don't miss the Nave's west window which is currently being restored. Visit the website
Just downstream from a small set of rapids, marking the start of a beautiful section of the Wye, there's 100 miles of canoe-able river.