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YHA St Briavels

Affordable accommodation in an amazing Norman Castle - kids love it, so it's ideal for family breaks and educational trips, as well as the perfect location for private parties & wedding receptions.

Group and Hostel in or near St Briavels - Sleeps 70 (8 bedrooms, ranging from 4 beds to 16 beds)


An unmissable chance to go back over 800 years and stay in a remarkably well-preserved moated Norman castle. The Castle offers budget accommodation for families, small activity/youth groups, backpackers and school groups, as well as providing an amazing venue for private hire events (wedding receptions/birthday parties).

A full meal service is available from the licensed restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals, as well as regular hosted Medieval Banquets (open to non-residents).

Activities on-site include archery & family/group team building games, as well as regular Castle Tours.  Non-residents are very welcome to join in the fun.  For Key Stage 1 & 2 the site also offers residential and non-residential history packages.

The Castle is right in the middle Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley so there's lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep, including the nearby Offa's Dyke path, an ancient border between England and Wale.  There is also easy access to family attractions, cycle trails and outdoor pursuits.

Opening Times


Access to the Castle can be limited during the day (please ring in advance to check). The castle has two huge traditional gates that are locked at 11.30pm.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00 
17.00 - 23.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?


  • Booking Recommended
  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Drying facilities
  • Evening meals
  • Facilities for groups
  • Garden
  • Group and Hostel
  • High chairs available
  • Large groups accepted
  • Linen provided
  • Lounge for residents use
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Single sex groups accepted
  • Sleeps more than 25
  • Special Diets


Church Street
St Briavels
Nr Lydney
GL15 6RG
O/S Ref: SO 558045

Enter your start address:

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.

  • St Briavels
  • Village



  • Rooms from: £50
  • Beds from: £15


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