Are you a bookworm, walker or simply after somewhere special
amid breathtaking scenery? Read on and discover our Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye cottages and world-class literature!
Globally known as the 'Town of Books', Hay-on-Wye boasts
over thirty second-hand bookshops and is a paradise for lovers of
the written word. Every year the town comes alive at the legendary
Hay Festival, a 10-day extravaganza of stories, laughter, music and
ideas from the most highly acclaimed writers, filmmakers, comedians
and so on, promising fun for the whole family.
Hay also has some fine art galleries and a craft centre, as well
as a traditional street market on Thursdays selling everything from
fresh fish to bric-a-brac. Over the years, Hay has become a centre
of hospitality and offers an excellent selection of top-quality
restaurants, coffee shops and coaching inns.
Staggering beauty abounds inviting lovers of the 'great
outdoors' to sample our Hay-on-Wye cottages located within the
Brecon Beacons National Park. Think walking (Offa's Dyke Path
and Wye Valley Walk both run through town), cycling, riding,
fishing and canoeing, as well as gorge walking and mountain biking
in the Black Mountains. For dazzling views and tummy-tingling
spins, hang glide from the top of Hay Bluff. Or enjoy a leisurely
riverside stroll along to the Warren.
Step back in time and explore the town's castle, the nearby
ruins of Clifford Castle and Arthur's Stone, an ancient burial
chamber protected by English Heritage where legend has it King
Arthur slew a giant!
Believe in fairytales or not, get your nose in a book in a
Hay-on-Wye cottage soon!