YHA St Briavels Castle

St Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG, GL15 6RG
  • Cycle store
  • Great for cycling
  • Garden
  • Grounds
  • Drying room
  • Lounge
  • Packed lunch available
  • Free wi-fi
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!
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Secure Cycling Storage
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Woodburner
  • Pub Nearby
  • Short Breaks
  • Rural
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YHA St Briavels Castle
St Briavels,
GL15 6RG,
GL15 6RG
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