I WENT TO WALES. I was very excited about this. When we visited my boyfriend’s parents house last week, we took a day trip to Hay-on-Wye, which is on the border of England/Wales.
Hay is a small market town and it only takes a few minutes to walk around the centre. There are loads of book shops that sell old second hand books, as well as quaint little cafes and bars. We went on one of the really hot days at the start of July and made use of Shepard’s Ice-cream parlour.
Hay has a stunning castle. Funnily enough, it’s called Hay Castle. It’s just ruins now, but stunning to look at. They have two massive book shelves of books in the gardens in an ‘honesty bookshop’. You can take books but must donate in a bucket. It’s not manned, so I guess you could nick some if you have no heart.
We also went for a walk down the river bank. It was beautiful and the trees shaded us from the sun.
It’s a lovely way to spend a warm afternoon.
Yay for Hay.