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St. Briavels Castle Hostel

This moated Norman Castle was once King John's hunting lodge and is now a good base for visiting the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Attractions nearby are Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Clearwell Caves. Many marked trails including the 112 mile Wye Valley Walk are popular.


Lounges, self-catering kitchen, dining room, showers, drying room, cycle store, shop and grounds. Wales Tourist Board approved. Mediaeval banquets every Wednesday and Saturday nights in August.

Beds 70
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License Yes
Meals Yes, 19.00 hrs
Under 3's No
No Smoking Yes
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Yes


The Castle, St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG
01594 530272
Tourist Information: 01600 713899

Getting There

From M4, take M48 signed Chepstow. Exit onto A466, after 7 miles the road crosses the River Wye, turn immediately right and follow signs to St Briavels. Hostel is in the centre of village.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 162/558045


Stagecoach Red & White 69 from Chepstow (passes close BR Chepstow), alight Bigsweir Bridge, 2m (Tel: 01633 266336).


Lydney 7m, Chepstow 7m.

Nearest Other Hostels

Welsh Bicknor 12m, Slimbridge 30m

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