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Hay On Wye


County - Herefordshire | Map
Tel code: 01497 | code search
Postcode: HR3 | code search
Population: 2000
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Hereford Boy Bishop
Lady Scudamore's Pax Cakes

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Yellow Wood Bush Camp
"This is a beautiful peaceful place, suitable for people wanting a peaceful time. Small clerings to camp in, each with a firepit. Smaller tents and tarps ideal, probably ..." More

Wheatsheaf Inn
"great yoof pub. If you want the excitement and ambience of the East End of London in the 1960's when the Krays were Kings. here's the place GBH and lots of lager. ..." More

Old Black Lion
"The weather was awful,torrential rain but we got a warm welcome. We stayed in the annexe which was super clean and warm and had a large bath. Every room has ..." More

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"Hay-on-Wye is a small Marches town at the northernmost point of Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is on the southern side of the River Wye. North of the town are the ..." More

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Hay-On-Wye is an ancient Market town set on the banks of the River Wye, in the county of Powys in Wales, home to over eighteen hundred people. It nudges the borders of England and is beautifully placed in the Brecon Beacon National Park, the narrow streets edged with ancient architecture forge a link to the past, all of which is surrounded by breath stealing scenery. It reaches far back into the pages of history a legacy of which still dominates the town square, with the ruins of Hay Castle which was built in the 12th Century and was the scene of many a skirmish. The town is renowned as being the Town of Books, and this is mirrored in the fabulous book shops that contain a jamboree of treasures and of course that ever wished for first edition, the old Curiosity shop steps aside for interesting antique shops, and there are always the great expectations of visitors attending the Literary Festival which showcases the wonderful world of literature. The beautiful countryside unfolds like a precious carpet with the Wye Valley Way footpath which journeys through the town, or for those visitors who like to capture beauty onto canvas beware the storybook cottages, and majesty of the black mountains that share the intriguing story of Hay-On Wye.


Hollybush Camping
Pound Camping (The)
Yellow Wood Bush Camp

Caravan Park

Penlan Caravan Park

Holiday Park

Borders Hideaway Holiday Park


Baskerville Arms Hotel
Old Black Lion
Seven Stars
The Swan at Hay


Hay-on-Wye Country Market

Pub and Bar

Kilvert's Hotel
Kilvert's Inn
Kilverts Hotel
Old Black Lion
Rose & Crown
Wheatsheaf Inn


Border Taxis


J A O Davies

Sports Clubs

Hay on Wye LTC (Tennis)



The Book Shop
Bowers M E
Hay Cinema Bookshop
Hay-On-Wye Booksellers
H C B Wholesale
Lees David
Pembertons New Book Shop
Hay Wholefoods and Delicatessen
R M Jones
F W Golesworthy & Sons
B Jenkins
Stevenson P
Shepherds Icecream
The Globe at Hay
The Old Stable Tearooms
Gibbons Butchers
Small Farms Butchers
Harris Bakery
The Fudge Shop
Chattels of Hay
The Flower Shop
The Black Hill Gallery
The Haymakers Gallery
Wye Gallery
Charlie Hicks Greengrocers
The Green Room
Eric L. Pugh & Co


Lion Fine Arts
Bull Ring Antiques


Interactivities Outdoor Adventure(Outdoor Pursuits)
Celtic Canoes(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Hay On Wye

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The Swan at Hay (0.08 miles)

The Swan at Hay
The Swan at Hay is a privately-owned hotel and restaurant in the Marches town of Hay-on-Wye where warm hospitality and good food await you.Standing alongside the glorious river Wye; Hay-on-Wye retains all the charm of ... More | visit website
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Seven Stars (0.15 miles)

Seven Stars

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Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this characteristic 16th century building has been transformed into a comfortable guest house, whilst still maintaining many of its original features, including oak beams and ... More

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Old Black Lion (0.20 miles)

Old Black Lion
The Old Black Lion is a l7th Century Coaching Inn situated in the centre of Hay on Wye, the worlds largest second hand book centre. Also surrounded by spectacular countryside & views. Walkers ... More | visit website
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Baskerville Arms Hotel (1.30 miles)

Baskerville Arms Hotel

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The Baskerville Arms is a family run, Visit Wales & AA 3-star rated Inn with 13 en suite bed & breakfast rooms, restaurant, bar and function rooms.

In the heart of some of best ... More

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Black Mountain Lodge (2.76 miles)

Black Mountain Lodge
This lovely old traditional stone building, the oldest part is believed to date back to the 17th Century. Set in its own grounds with ample free parking and located at the foothills of the Black ... More | visit website
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Pandy Inn (5.28 miles)

Pandy Inn
Situated in the heart of the sleepy Herefordshire village of Dorstone, just 4 miles from the World book capital of Hay-on-Wye, The Pandy inn is reputed to be the oldest pub in the county. Dating ... More | visit website

National Trust Cottages (6.14 miles)

National Trust Cottages

This striking property is an early 17th century black and white timber-framed and stone tiled farmhouse bequeathed to the Trust in 1965. The property is situated 20 miles to the north west of Hereford, along ... More

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Llangoed Hall (7.01 miles)

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall, a magnificent Country House Hotel on the banks of the River Wye, is owned by Sir Bernard Ashley, founder of the Laura Ashley empire. It was always his dream to find a house in ... More | visit website

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Old Radnor Barn B&B (7.03 miles)

Old Radnor Barn B&B
Stephen and Lynne welcome you... to their 4star, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Old Radnor Barn, Talgarth. Enjoy one of their four tastefully decorated and furnished rooms, two first floor and two on the ... More | visit website
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Trericket Mill (7.19 miles)

Trericket Mill

Friendly and informal accommodation offered at this converted grade 2 star listed water cornmill in the Upper Wye Valley. This early 19th century brick built Mill retains all its original machinery with the dining area ... More | visit website

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