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ARMSTRONG TOUR - guided walk

Hay Tours are offering 4 different guided tour routes in and around Hay. 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.


Starts at the Cheesemarket.


Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong was the only solicitor in the UK to be hanged, on 31/5/1922. He was convicted of murdering his wife with arsenic. He worked in Hay and lived in Cusop. This 2 mile return walk takes in the relevant sites to explain the story of events. The walk leader will suggest Major Armstrong should not have been convicted upon the basis of the evidence given at the trial.



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 from Hay Tourist Office or go to

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.