IN THE HEART OF HAY: Gorgeous shops, a scattering of art galleries, delicious deli and more than thirty book shops within 5 minutes walk. No wonder it's our favourite Border town! Top tips within walking distance are the bread and cheese stalls at the Thursday market and lunch at Booth's Bookshop Cafe.
INSTITUTE OF ART & IDEAS: The Globe at Hay is one of Wale favourite art centres and is right on the doorstep! Guests staying at this cottage get free tickets to any events during their stay......it's also a great space to simply hang out with a coffee and hunk of chocolate brownie!
BY THE RIVER: Take a stroll down to The Warren on a sunny day, the local "beach" by the river, perfect for a picnic, or a swim. Rent a canoe in Glasbury & enjoy some lunch in the neighbouring River Cafe, you can even rent a Vespa scooter from them too!
GO FOR A PEDAL: On the edge of the Brecon Beacons Park, the Black Mountains tower above, spectacular walking within easy reach. Pick up a set of pedals, mountain or road, from Drovers Cycles to explore by bike.
POP ON A PONY: Tregoyd is the local riding centre, just a couple of miles from town, with rides for every level of experience and nerve! Beginner rides available, and day treks, including a pub stop, are available too.
CULTURE & CASTLES: Take a spectacular drive up the mountain road and discover the Golden Valley with Norman Castles at every turn. Or try the Capel Y Ffin Road over the breath-taking Gospel Pass, to discover the ruins of beautiful Llanthony Abbey, leading on to Abergavenny and some fabulous restaurants. Hereford is worth a visit with the Mappa Mundi in the Cathedral and Church Street perfect for retail therapy!