Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Hay-on-Wye is a small town in Powys, just inside Wales and on the River Wye, 15 miles from Brecon.

It is best known now as the "second hand book capital of the world", as a vast number of such bookshops have opened since the 1960s, followed by antique and craft shops.

Hay-on-Wye Castle dates from the Norman period, but was largely destroyed by King John. The site comprises ruins attached to an Elizabethan mansion, which itself now houses a bookshop.

There is a covered Butter Market dating from the mid 19th century.

The prestigious Hay Literary Festival takes place in early Summer.