About YHA St Briavel's Castle
Number of beds: 66 Classrooms Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
Packages and bolt-ons available here
Medieval banquets with entertainment
Give your school trip, activity or social group an experience they’ll always remember with a stay in a real Norman castle. YHA St Briavels Castle is our very own Hogwarts – join us for banqueting and hands on learning experiences within an unforgettable setting. There are some amazing things for you to do here, plus plenty of cosy spaces to relax during the evenings and ample grounds within the castle to let off a bit of steam. We’ve even got free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected too.
YHA St Briavels Castle has so much to offer groups – For school groups wanting to immerse themselves in history, why not check out one of our fully inclusive education packages, including all daytime and evening activities; including bread-making, candle-dipping and archery, and a medieval themed hosted banquet. YHA St Briavels will be a stay with lasting memories.
Alternatively for educational and social groups looking to lead your own magical stay, YHA St Briavels has great access to the Forest of Dean and the local attractions therein; such as the amazing Puzzlewood or Clearwell Caves, with the added benefit of staying in a castle. There are cycle trails, forest and riverside walks and fantastic canoeing on the River Wye nearby. Don’t forget you can always upgrade your booking to include one of our fantastic banquets and go Medieval for a night. The Castle is also an excellent venue for celebrations and get-togethers.
The castle plays host throughout the year to heritage weekends, outdoor performances and themed events and is a superb destination for all types of groups looking for something just that little bit different.
- Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
- Drying room
- Board games
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
- Car parking
- Coach parking
- Corridor zoning
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Learning Outside the Classroom
YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels across England and Wales.
For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards, please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.
YHA St Briavel's Castle has been given the LOtC award.
Particularly commend the staff and banquet. Created an informal, creative environment for our retreat.
I was so impressed with the staff throughout our stay. They could not have been any more accommodating, and made our stay a hugely enjoyable and successful one.
Reasons to book your next group trip with YHA
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Packages available at this hostel
Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA St Briavel's Castle
Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay. Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.
Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff
Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.
- Team challenges
- Castle tour
- Archaeological dig
- Medieval games
- Go create