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All reviews guided tour open to the public lottery funding outer walls book shelves worth a visit look forward lovely town honesty book small town renovation ruin centuries thursday century hay derelict
Hay is a small, pretty town on the border of Wales and England and is renowned for the 10-day literature festival from May to June. Consequently, there are lots of book shops, though that doesn't necessarily mean they exist because of the festival, just the...More
What a beautiful castle it once was, now sadly this is derelict. Awaiting lottery funding to rebuild. It will look amazing once done - and we will defo come back for another visit.
Lovely little honesty book sale in the grounds.
My review is more about the honesty bookstalls at the castle. My visit to Hay was predominantly for the antiques and books, and while many people mention the honesty stalls on lower level the inside of the outer walls, very few mentioned the other honesty...More
This castle is in a poor state, and not open to the public at present. It is in an elevated position, with many steps up to the door. There was an honesty box, for purchasing old books, at £1 each, from the book shelves, in...More
Stopping off in Hay-on-Wye for lunch we stretched our legs with around the outside of the Hay Castle ruins.
Whilst you can't get up close to the ruins as they are unstable and currently under going remedial work, you can walk around them and through...More
I hate to see old castles turned into 'chocolate box attractions'. This one is fairly understated and not part of an 'experience' with all that surrounds such things (gift shops, coach parks etc etc). Just an atmospheric old ruined castle in a small border town,...More
I love Hay-On-Wye.... and this is why. The beautiful, quirky building and all this history packed into one village. I always make a stop here on my way through.I always tell my guests to go here, and Its a must for anyone who enjoys History.