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Hay on Wye - accommodation

I will be traveling to Hay on Wye and am looking for a B&B close to the city center.

Posted by
1832 posts

If you are travelling by train from north Wales & you wish to go to Hay, leave the train at Hereford. (Hereford Cathedral is worth seeing but it is almost a 1 mile walk from the station). You would then need to take a bus to Hay. Plan your bus using:>https://www.traveline.info

Hay is not a city but a small town - see map and use the little yellow man to wander around on street view:>https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hay-on-Wye,+Hereford/@52.0731007,-3.1323854,2099m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870298c0cdc8981:0x50d8b23d498cb40!8m2!3d52.075697!4d-3.125908!5m1!1e1

When you leave Hay, I would suggest that you might like to take a bus to Brecon. From Brecon, it is possible to go by bus to Cardiff.

Posted by
26 posts

I will be traveling from Cardiff which has a direct bus T14 to Hay on Wye. I will be spending two nights so I am able to have one full day visiting the book stores as it is a 2.5 hour bus ride. Is there another travel suggestion to get there? I was looking for a B&B reccomdation in the city center.

Posted by
363 posts

Do you mean a B&B in Cardiff city centre or Hay on Wye town centre. Don't mean to be pedantic but they are very different in size. Hay is very nice but there isn't much more to it than a couple of streets.

Posted by
363 posts

also, I think I'd be tempted to taken the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford and then the T14 bus to Hay, as it's slightly shorter travelling time (I'm not good in buses) and gives you the opportunity to see Hereford as well. You could return on the bus to get a view of the Brecon Beacons.

Posted by
26 posts

I'm looking for B&B suggestions for Hay on Wye.

I looked at the travel time between the T14 bus 2.5 hours and taking the train 1 hour from Cardiff to Hereford and then the bus from Hereford to Hay on Wye 1 hour. I think it is about the same time as taking the bus the whole way there. I agree the train is nicer but with wait time in between it would be about the same.

Posted by
440 posts

This might fit the bill. I have not stayed there, as we used to travel daily to Hay when we lived in Somerset. However, I have used B&Bs recommended by Sawday in the past and have always been very impressed. Hay is a tiny town, more of a large village really, so accommodation will not be plentiful. The bookshops are brilliant though!

B&B in Hay