Hay-on-Wye is a delightful small town situated on the Welsh and English border at the foot of the Black Mountains, the most easterly peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The area is beautiful and unspoilt and if you walk some of the numerous footpaths you will be rewarded with spectacular views.

Hay on Wye

The town itself boasts a wealth of independent and quirky shops. Whether your interests lie in browsing the numerous second hand bookshops, antique shops and galleries or in the more energetic pursuits of walking, canoeing, cycling and riding, there is something for everyone.

In early summer the town hosts the annual Hay Festival of Literature when the town bustles with famous authors, poets, musicians and politicians, At other times of the year, there is a gentler pace but always something going on, whether it is Shakespeare at the Castle, a special event at The Globe Gallery or the weekly markets where you can buy the freshest local produce. And all of this happens within a few yards of Hayseed House!

Further afield but still within easy reach of Hay, are the historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Brecon and the market town of Abergavenny. The unique Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral, the Brecon Jazz Festival and the Abergavenny Food Festival are just a few of the wonderful attractions in the area.