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Hay-on-Wye
More than thirty bookstores, many specializing in out of print or hard to locate titles, lure literary lovers to this market town of 2000, known as the Town of Books. Snugly nestled in the County of Powys at the English border, Hay-on-Wye is most popular during the annual Guardian Hay Festival during the last few weeks of May, when 80,000 visitors descend for readings and seminars. Hay-on-Wye, or Y Gelli as it is in Welsh, also has two Norman castles, a plethora of pubs and a pleasant stream.

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The Warren
The Warren
Attraction type: Beaches
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Castle Book Store
Castle Book Store
Combine a love of reading with history at this unique bookstore that is housed in an entire 12th-century castle.
Attraction type: Castles; Caverns & Caves; Gift & Specialty Shops
Brook Street Pottery & Gallery
Brook Street Pottery & Gallery
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Hay Bus Hay Taxi
Hay Bus Hay Taxi
Minibus and Taxi service based in Hay on Wye. 16 seat wheelchair accessible minibus, 9 seat wheelchair accessible taxi.
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
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The Lion Street Gallery
The Lion Street Gallery
Owner description: The Lion Street Gallery specialises in showing both paintings and sculpture by some of the best artists working in Wales and the borders today. A whole range of work is on display... more Owner description: The Lion Street Gallery specialises in showing both paintings and sculpture by some of the best artists working in Wales and the borders today. A whole range of work is on display in a variety of approaches and media, from Wolves made from electrical cable to stunning expressionist landscapes. You can also take advantage of our interest free credit.Dogs very much welcome. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tomatitos Tapas Bar
Tomatitos Tapas Bar
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St John's Place
St John's Place
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Cuisines: British, Welsh
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant at The Old Black Lion
Restaurant at The Old Black Lion
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
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Cuisines: British, Pub, International
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe
Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe
Ranked #4 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shepherds Ice Cream
Shepherds Ice Cream
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Cosy Under Canvas
Cosy Under Canvas
$60 - $175
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Stay in Hay Vermont
Stay in Hay Vermont
$49 - $77 (£35 - £55)
Ranked #2 of 7 Cusop B&B and Inns
York House
York House
$45 - $53 (£32 - £38)
Ranked #3 of 7 Cusop B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Drover's Rest
Drover's Rest
$101 - $320 (£72 - £228)
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The Start
The Start
$124 - $192 (£88 - £137)
Ranked #1 of 28 Hay-on-Wye B&B and Inns
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Old Black Lion
4.0 of 5
Old Black Lion
$109 - $154 (£78 - £110)
Ranked #2 of 28 Hay-on-Wye B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Swan at Hay
4.0 of 5
The Swan at Hay
$117 - $182 (£83 - £130)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hay-on-Wye
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