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 takes in all the main historic features of Hay, including the Cheese and Butter Markets, some of the towns’ former public wells and many of its’ pubs (there used to be 40 Inns in Hay back in the good ol’ days). It also covers the three gateways to the original Medieval walled town, Hay Castle, and the place where people would ford the River Wye before the first bridge was built (1763).
There is a short stretch of narrow footpath, along the Wye Valley Walk that can get muddy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.