Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, Powys. Now open since late May, 2022

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Details

Accessibility

"The closest parking for all visitors is on Oxford Road, directly opposite the castle entrance. Our intention is for the site to be acessible to all, and there is an acceesible loo on the ground floor and a lift to all levels. As we plan to open stage by stage I would recommend contacting us again a week or so before your trip to ensure that this information is still accurate."

Brief description

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https://haycastletrust.org/index.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_Castle

"Hay Castle (WelshCastell y Gelli) is a medieval fortification and 17th-century mansion house in the small town of Hay-on-Wye in PowysWales. Originally constructed as part of the Norman invasion of Wales, the castle was designed as a ringwork overlooking the town in either the late-11th or early-12th centuries. It was rebuilt in stone around 1200 by the de Braose family and then had a turbulent history, being attacked and burnt several times during the First and Second Barons' Wars, the wars with the Welsh princes, the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr and the Wars of the Roses. In the 17th century a Jacobean mansion house was built alongside the medieval keep and the property became a private home. Serious fires in 1939 and 1977 gutted the castle and, despite repairs in the 1980s, by the 21st century much of the building was derelict and unstable. Since 2011 it has been owned by the Hay Castle Trust who plan to renovate the property to form an arts and education centre."

Address

"write to us at:

HAY CASTLE TRUST

HAY-ON-WYE

HEREFORDSHIRE

HR3 5DG"

Email

info@haycastletrust.org

Phone

01497 820079

Website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-60873963

https://haycastletrust.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_Castle

Directions

"Hay Castle is located in the centre of Hay-on-Wye, a lively market town on the border of England and Wales. The closest parking for all visitors is on Oxford Road, directly opposite the castle entrance. Our intention is for the site to be acessible to all, and there is an acceesible loo on the ground floor and a lift to all levels. As we plan to open stage by stage I would recommend contacting us again a week or so before your trip to ensure that this information is still accurate."  

Opening Times

Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-60873963 "Work is currently ongoing to restore Hay Castle, in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, in time for its official opening in late May, 2022.  It is our intention to be open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm, though again the exact details are still being confirmed. Entry to the castle is free, though there will be a small charge to view temporary exhibitions in the gallery."

Transport

For further travel information in Wales please see: www.traveline.cymru/travel-info

Or call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000

Amenities

"There is a cafe which will be serving teas, coffees, light lunches etc."

Plenty in the centre of Hay-on-Wye

Travel Information

For further travel information in Wales please see: www.traveline.cymru/travel-info

Or call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000