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Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival


Wye Valley

Black and White Villages

Goodrich Castle

The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Wales for ten days from May to June.The festival has expanded in recent years and now includes musical performances and film previews.

The Three Choirs Festival

An international classical music festival presented in August each year by rotation in the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. Choral & orchestral music at its exhilarating and uplifting best, in a quintessentially English setting.
The Golden Valley
The Golden Valley is the beautiful area of countryside in south-west Herefordshire. Situated between Hay-on-Wye to the north and Pontrilas to the south, this tranquil area has much to offer. The Golden Valley also borders Wales and the Black Mountains.
Market Towns
There are many market towns in Herefordshire including Leominster, Bromyard, Ross-on-Wye and Kington. The natural beauty of the tranquil countryside, picturesque villages and lively market towns make Herefordshire a great destination for those seeking a quiet retreat from city life.
Black & White Timber Villages
The villages are more than just pretty places to visit. Each one has its own character and community, with tea-rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor. Take advantage of the quieter pace of life and enjoy a day spent following the byways of rural England.
Historic Churches
Churches still play a significant part in the life of Herefordshire. All serve as living monuments to our heritage and history. Visiting the churches can enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of Herefordshire.
There are many castles in Herefordshire including the magnificent Eastnor Castle near Ledbury and Goodrich Castle in Ross-on-Wye.
Hereford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral's medieval Mappa Mundi and Chained library are two of Britain's most important historical treasures. The cathedral stands on the peaceful banks of the beautiful River Wye.
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