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9. Hay-on-Wye and the Literary Festival

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands - Herefordshire

Hay-on-Wye and the Literary Festival

Hay-on-Wye has an attractive setting, amidst rolling forested hills, and its narrow bendy streets are lined with an engaging assortment of old stone houses.
 
However Hay-on-Wye is known to most people for one thing - books. Just about every square inch of the town is given over to the trade. A free leaflet is available from the tourist office which lists the town's bookshops together with a street plan. 
 
In the summer, Hay plays host to a succession of riverside parties and travelling fairs, the pick of which is the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, held over ten days at the end of May. It's now a major national event, having grown from 1,000 visitors in 1987 to upwards of 150,000 visitors in the present day.

Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information Address:
Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information Bureau
Oxford Road
Hay-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR3 5DG
England, UK

Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information Opening Times:
Easter to 31st October 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (closing for lunch 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)
November to Easter 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (closing for lunch 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)
 
Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information Admission:
Free 

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