8 - Bookshop Tour - Saturday 7th April - 13.30


8 - Bookshop Tour - Saturday 7th April - 13.30


1.2km /0.7m /60-90 mins.
Starts /ends outside Hay Cheese Market, Memorial Square, HR3 5AF, in the centre of Hay. 

This tour takes in many of the bookshops of Hay and tells the story of the development of the book trade in the town. The history of the buildings, often architectural gems,  which house the bookshops is also given.

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Further Information

Tickets & Booking

We strongly recommend booking tour places in advance.

Tickets can be purchased here or call Alan 01497 822722

Group Size

Maximum group size is 16 for all walks listed above.


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.


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. 


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 exceptionally adverse.

Tour guides reserve the right to turn latecomers or those without an advance booking away.

Who We Are

Hay Tours is a community organisation managed by Hay History Group (hayhistorygroup.co.uk). We work to promote the cultural heritage of Hay-on-Wye, by offering friendly, informative guided tours of Hay and the immediate vicinity. All profits are put back into the organisation to cover its costs and ensure future sustainability.