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. Getting to the hostel: 3km from Bigsweir Bridge #69 from Chepstow. Parking available at the hostel. At the hostel 11km from Lydney station.