The fine twin-towered gatehouse of this castle, built by Edward I in 1292, once defended a crossbow bolt factory which used local Forest of Dean iron. Once a prison, it is now a youth hostel in wonderful walking country.
Please note: No dogs are allowed, except for guide dogs.
Prices and opening times
St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TA
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