Hay-on-Wye in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... times with an 11th century castle overlooking the town (literary romantics will definitely love the castle). It is a genuinely beautiful town, and its pace was so relaxed like a Mediterranean village which Time itself seems to have forgotten about. Its relative isolation makes you feel completely cut off from everything, and for me my worries seeme d to belong to another universe. But more importantly for my partner and as I was to discover, the town has 39 bookshops (and counting). The town’s concentration of bookshops is incredible and made the plac... more
Customer Hay-on-Wye in general Reviews (2)
by - written on 30/04/02, updated on 30/04/02 (Very useful, 258 readings)
I was feeling very seriously stressed with work and my partner decided to take action and arrange a long weekend (Saturday-Tuesday) for us away from everything (she had ulterior motives as I was to find out). Being uncharacteristically decisive, she decided immediately upon Hay-on-Wye and within an hour she had arranged everything – accommodation, train tickets and even had the time and number of the bus we were to get – thanks to the extremely useful website (see Official Website above and of which a bit more later). Although she was disappointed that we could not go sooner, I felt very cared about and much happier (so her actions achieved their ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/10/01, updated on 09/10/01 (Very useful, 153 readings)
I've been to Hay on a number of occasions before for one reason only , books, books and more books. Hay is surprisingly on the River Wye and situated close to the English border, can't give the English to many books!! It's only some half an hour from Brecon and about the same from Hereford. We decided to do something with the one night in two weeks that we are children free and go somewhere we love hence Hay. A market town its famous for its books and antiques with there being thirty seven book stores in total, and all with in easy walking distance. There are all sorts of bookshops selling old dusty books that quite bluntly do not interest me to ... Read the complete review
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