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Hay on Wye


Hay on Wye

Hay on Wye, often abbreviated to just “Hay“, is a small market town in the foothills of the Black Mountains.  Famous the world over for its annual literary festival which draws the great and the good to celebrate the world of books at The Hay Festival, it is also a charming town at any time of the year.  Known as the ‘Town of Books’, Hay is festooned with second-hand book shops, fantastic vintage shops, places to get creamy hot chocolates and proper pints. Sat on the River Wye it is also a great place to try some river sports, including Canoeing.

There are some great eateries too, including The Blue Boar Pub, a tapas bar and The Granery for cakes and tea.

We also love the cinema in Hay, which shows a range of new and old films, including classics but with a leaning towards arty films and ones you may not see in your local Odeon!

Hay on Wye is a great starting point for exploring the area on foot.  There are walks directly from the town and there is a large carpark near the centre.  


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The Hay Festival is a highlight of the local cultural calendar.  If you are looking to stay somewhere away from the crowds for this special event in May/June every year then why not take a look at Fforest Fields.  We are 1/2 hr from the festival site, either ‘around the hills’ or ‘straight over ’em’, offering stunning views and a chance to enjoy the region as well as the delights of the festival.

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If you are looking for accommodation near Hay on Wye or the Black Mountains then Fforest Fields is situated half an hour from the town and makes a perfect base for exploring the.  Why not take a look at the caravan and camping site, self-catering cottages and glamping we have available and book yourself a holiday away from it all…

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