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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 it’sbeautiful 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 free. 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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