Britons in need of a staycation destination should look no further than the Welsh-English border. One small welsh town has been named one of the best destinations for a UK break.
Holiday rentals marketplace HomeToGo named its top UK spots for a staycation, and one Welsh town on the borders with England made the list.
The Welsh “town of Books” has been dubbed “adorably cute”.
Home to two international festivals, Hay-on-Wye is renowned for its books.
Hay Festival and How the Light Gets In attract artists, musicians, writers and thinkers galore.
But there’s more to do in Hay than read and buy books.
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Independent shopping in Hay is second to none.
With a weekly Thursday market that features more than 40 stalls, Hay-on-Wye caters to every taste.
Britons on a break in the Wye region should take full advantage of the 100 miles of navigable river.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities.
There is also a chance to see some wildlife, from herons and swans to cormorants and otters.
There is even a “beach” on the Wye.
The Warren is a shingle and open meadow a short walk behind St Mary’s church.
Active holidaymakers who need to stretch their legs can head to Hay Bluff for views of Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons.
On Google Review, Elliot Tomkins said: “Wonderful area. Windy at times and amazing when it is snowing in the winter.”
For history-lovers, Arthur’s Stone is a Neolithic burial tomb that was raised 5,000 years ago.
Google reviewer Lj Rocks said: “A superb monument to see and is set right next to a country road where you can park right next to it, with lovely view’s to be had too. Fantastic piece of ancient history!”
Snodhill Castle, one of the oldest Norman castles in the UK is also easily accessible from Hay.
Zoe Backhouse wrote: “Wonderful hidden little gem!! This castle is being lovingly cared for and in parts restored by a group of volunteers.”
Llanthony Priory is a 900-year-old ruin of the hermitage founded by Norman knight William de Lacy.