Hay on Wye
Cosy Under Canvas is just 5 miles from Hay on Wye, and Hay on Wye is a small Welsh market town with a difference.....
It’s a town of books, the brainchild of Richard Booth, the self declared ‘King of Hay’ back in the late 70’s. At the last count there were 24 of them to browse selling new, second hand and specialist books on any subject that springs to mind.
It’s home to the largest literacy festival in the UK when authors, poets, environmentalists, comedians, scientists and musicians come together to inspire and entertain the tens of thousands of people that descend on the town. This year, 2017, the festival will be held between Friday 26th May and Sunday 4th June and there are exciting events for children to meet their favourite authors or join creative workshops too.
Hay on Wye is host to an array of vintage, fashion, home and map shops plus an abundance of cafe’s, restaurants, pubs and even a small arts centre and music venue. Watch out for Hay Does Vintage events when up to 50 vintage and retro traders join together and the town buzzes with shoppers after a that perfect vintage find.
It's in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only five dark sky reserves in the world, where the sky is dark and the stars shine bright. There are a wide variety of walks, bridleways and cycle routes within the park all easily accessible from Cosy Under Canvas, with guided routes available for the less confident.
Climb a mountain, walk under a waterfall, stroll through a forest, visit a world Heritage site or a Roman Hill fort, there is plenty to see and do. Have a look at our Explore pages; Stay Local, Stray Away and For More Adventure for some inspiration.
Let us share our local knowledge with you
Here at Cosy Under Canvas we are happy to offer our advice and recommendations to help you make the most of your stay with us. We’ve lived in and loved this area for many years; and our children have grown up here, so we know where to go and what to do to keep happy, busy, relaxed or entertained.
We have a top three for everything and we'll be blogging about them over the coming weeks and months – just ask and we are here to help!
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