Hay-on-Wye

A bibliophile's paradise.

Hay-on-Wye, Wales

HAY-ON-WYE - AT A GLANCE

  • Hay-on-Wye has almost 40 bookshops full to the rafters with thousands of titles - so you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.
     
  • If you visit in May you'll catch the annual Hay Festival of Literature, which attracts some of the greatest names in the literary world.
     
  • Explore the atmospheric ruins of nearby Llanthony Priory, an early 13th-century Augustinian church. The site is open all year and entrance is free.
     
  • The towns’ location just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park offers visitors stunning scenery and a wealth of outdoor activities including the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal making Hay-on-Wye the ideal base for exploring.
     
  • Hay-on-Wye is about 2 hours 20 minutes from Cardiff by train. 

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