Hay offers visitors’ access to a wide range of attractions, from river sports to mountain walks, more medieval castles than anywhere else in the world, prehistoric sites, fascinating churches, festivals, gardens and many other attractions.


Hay on Wye is situated on the river Wye, the border between England and Wales, in the foothills of the Black Mountains.  The town of Hay boasts the largest number of second hand bookshops in the world, a range of restaurants and pubs serving delicious local produce, boutique independent shops and the traditional stores run by local families that have been here for generations. Hay is a working market town with butchers, bakers, ironmongers, greengrocer and a delicatessen, alongside a Thursday produce and livestock market.

Ancient Sites

Brecon Gaer Roman

Arthur’s Stone


Brecon - 2nd Saturday of the month 
Monmouth - 4th Saturday of the month 
Llandovery last Saturday of the month 
Abergavenny - 4th Thursday of the month 
Merthyr Tydfil - 1st Friday of the month 
Llangynidr - last Sunday of the month
Hereford – Every Wednesday and Saturday
Hay on Wye – Every Thursday 



Bell, Skenfrith

Bridge Inn
Michaelchurch Escley,
Tel 01981 510 646

The Bulls Head, Craswell 

Radnor Arms, Llowes 

River Cafe, Glasbury (also for canoe hire)