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

What's On at the Castle

Our new exhibition - Architecture & Poetry is now open. We have events taking place all this week

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Our lift is unfortunately still out of order

Opening Hours

We are open every day 10am-9pm during Hay Festival (except 2 June) - No dogs inside the castle during Hay Festival

Visiting Hay Castle

Architecture & Poetry exhibition

Architecture & Poetry

This multi-form exhibition which explores words and buildings opens today and will run until the beginning of September. We also have photos by Jasper Fforde, prints by Mali Morris and Bill Williams in our Café


Be a Lord or Lady

Hay Castle is entitled to bestow peerages in the tradition of our very own King of Hay, Richard Booth. You could be the Duke of Sidcup or the Duchess of Solihull.

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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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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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