History comes to life in this moated Norman castle, built as a hunting lodge for King John in 1205.

YHA St Briavels is a perfect base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Monmouthshire.

Eat your evening meals in the licensed restaurant, or attend one of the regular medieval banquets. Accommodation is in 4-6+ bedded rooms and facilities include self-catering kitchen, internet access/Wi-Fi, conference facilities, lounge and car parking.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Food-lovers
  • Culture

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