In May 2022, Hay Castle opened its doors to the public for the first time in it’s 900-year history, following a major restoration project. The castle is one of the great surviving defense structures on the border of England and Wales and preserves the Richard Booth Collection, which was established as a tribute to the self-declared King of Hay.
The castle and its beautiful grounds are striking spaces for private and community events, as well as hosting a programme of exhibitions, musical and dramatic performances, workshops, performing arts, and cultural activities.
Entry into Hay Castle is £5. Whilst you are here, enjoy refreshments in the Hay Castle Cafe, relax in the 2nd floor Reading Room or in a deck chair on the Lawn. Tour of the Castle are bookable in advance and tickets for the exhibition space are available from the Castle shop.
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