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“No Longer there”
Review of Castle Book Store

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Owner description: Combine a love of reading with history at this unique bookstore that is housed in an entire 12th-century castle.
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Sadly the quirky 'royal' bookstore is no longer with us. King Richard has abdicated and the castle is now owned by a charitable trust and is going to be developed into a visitor 'attraction' for Hay. The area that was his royal Highness' book shop has already been renovated and is in fact a rather beautiful space, most recently used as the venue for a New Years party. A pop-up store has opened in the high street and vestiges of the reign of King Richard are still visible there along with a sample of the king's more select books.

4  Thank Jasper T
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

worth looking at, but don't go out of your way.
Wasn't a lot to see. Wasn't particularly a nice site.


































































































Thank ladybird1234_12
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Pretty much every building in Hay on Wye seems to be a book store, including the semi-ruined castle at the top of the town. Totter up the cobbled lane and wonder through the cramped and musty rooms to find some literary treasures. It was a surreal experience but very worthwhile!

2  Thank Kitty P
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Do you like books? I do, so I went here and I found loads of books, I found books with pages in, books with words, books about Hitler. All kinds of books you name them and they were there. Go on name one... yep that was there, trey another... No that one wasn't, but there are loads of books there.

Thank davesgud
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Many rooms to browse, the rooms themselves are beautiful, but so many books and pictures to see!

Thank Mareena L
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