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Hay Tours are offering 4 different guided tour routes in and around Hay during the 2014 Hay Festival. Essentially they are about people, places and past events in the history of Hay. They aim to provide a colourful overview to the town and its’ cultural heritage. They are designed to be fairly short, informative and fun.

Meet outside Hay Cheese Market, Memorial Square, in the centre of Hay. Tour will finish here too.

This tour is similar to the Town Walls Route, but a little shorter as it omits the Wye Valley Walk footpath.

Therefore it is the most child /pushchair /user-friendly route available, but still offers a comprehensive guide to inner Hay.


1) Pricing

Adults £7.50 

Students /OAPs with relevant ID £6.50

Children under 15 free if accompanied with an adult

Locals – with proof of local HR3 /LD3 postcode £5.00

2) Tickets & Booking

We strongly recommend booking tour places in advance. Tickets can be purchased from Making Hay by phone 01497 570 380 or by email


3) Group Size

Max group size 16 for all walks listed above. Armstrong walk max group size 20.

4) Start Times

Please note, we aim to leave promptly at the given start time. We suggest you aim to arrive a few minutes early to ensure tours can leave on time.

5) Practicalities
All the Hay Tours walks are designed to be strolls around the streets of Hay and immediate environs. These are not hikes, so are suitable to all ages and fitness levels. However, some walks do follow short footpaths, which may be muddy and may be too bumpy for pushchairs.

Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Dogs welcome too, if kept on a lead.

The tours will go ahead in poor weather, unless conditions are too adverse.

Tour Guides reserve the right to turn latecomers, or those without an advance booking away.

All guides have received tour leader training and the project has the support of local organisations as well as the Brecon Beacons National Park, via the Sustainable Development Fund. Hay Tours is a community enterprise and all profits are put back into the organisation to cover its costs and ensure future sustainability.