A centre for arts, literature and learning in the historic Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye

What's On at the Castle

We have workshops taking place over the Hay Festival period including Basket Making, Sewing, Flower Crowns, and Historical Fiction with Barbara Erskine 

Events Page 

Plan your Visit

We are open 10am-6pm during Hay Festival week with last entry at 5.30pm.

Visiting Hay Castle

Hay Castle Craft Fair May 2024

Craft Fair

Our Craft Fair which takes place during the first weekend of the Hay Festival on May 25th-27th. Entry is free and there are over 20 stalls on the Castle lawn. Come and browse.

April: A Lady In Hay Exhibition

Current Exhibition

Our exhibition is April: A Lady in Hay. Come and find out about the Story of April Ashley, transgender pioneer and former resident of Hay.


Support Us

You can help us by becoming a Friend, a Keeper or if you have some time, a volunteer. You can also leave a legacy or make a straightforward donation. Have a look at the ways in which you can support Hay Castle.

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Bride and groom on the steps of Hay Castle

Events for you

Whether it's a special birthday, a family reunion, wedding, or a business meeting, the Castle has a number of spaces which will accommodate you and your guests.


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