Hotels in Hay-on-Wye, Wales

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Hay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom
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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Hay-on-Wye:$129/night
Cheapest price found:$100/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
$100 - $163
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$100 - $148
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Hay-on-Wye hotels

The Old Black Lion
8.5 Excellent
26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Hay-on-Wye, WLS, United Kingdom 

Set in Hay-on-Wye, Old Black Lion is a short drive from Clyro and provides a garden, a wake-up service and room service. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

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Where to stay in Hay-on-Wye

About Hay-on-Wye

Boasting a picturesque riverside setting, Hay-on-Wye is a historic market town on the Welsh-English border that is believed to have been fortified in the 11th century. It has been nicknamed the “Town of Books” due to its abundance of secondhand and specialist bookstores and hosts the literary-focused Hay Festival each year.

Things to do in Hay-on-Wye

In the heart of Hay-on-Wye are the remains of a medieval fortification and 17th-century residence that are collectively known as Hay Castle. It combines Norman, Jacobean and Victorian architectural influences, with a four-storey keep and an arched gateway among its highlights. Surrounding the complex are 19th-century terraced gardens.

A short stroll from Hay Castle is the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, a Grade II-listed building designed in a Gothic Revival style by the English architect Edward Haycock. Its western end is dominated by a square embattled tower, while the interior features stained glass windows depicting the Passion of Christ. Concerts are held within the church as part of the annual Hay Festival.

Hay-on-Wye lies at the northeasterly tip of Brecon Beacons National Park, a ruggedly scenic area that encompasses the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark. Numerous hiking routes traverse its grassy moorlands and sandstone escarpments and it boasts some of the best mountain biking trails in Wales. Due to Brecon Beacons’ exceptional stargazing, the area has been designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve.

Getting around Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye is just over an hour’s drive from Worcester and two hours from Birmingham. Birmingham Airport is just under two hours away and has flights to destinations across the globe. Regular buses connect to Hay-on-Wye and the town is compact enough to explore on foot.

Facts about staying in Hay-on-Wye

  • What are the best hotels in Hay-on-Wye?

    The Swan At Hay is a very popular hotel in Hay-on-Wye with a score of 8.1 from 860 reviews. The Old Black Lion (8.5 from 543 reviews) and Flat 2 Frank Lewis House (9.1 from 51 reviews) are also highly rated Hay-on-Wye hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Hay-on-Wye cost?

    Hay-on-Wye hotels have an average price of $133/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Hay-on-Wye?

    Prices for Hay-on-Wye hotels have been found for as low as $103/night over the last 3 days.

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