PLACES TO VISIT

Hay-on-Wye - Town of books

Home to the world famous 'Hay Festival' a special place to visit any time of the year. A traditional market is held on Thursdays in the Memorial Square, the Butter Market and around the Town Clock, from 8am to mid afternoon.

A visit to Hay would be top of Glyn's to do list during any visit to the area - get lost in book shops, enjoy a coffee in the Granary, an ice cream in Shepherds or even a quick pint in Tomatito's.



Abergavenny – Gateway to Wales

Nestled between seven hills close to the Welsh/English border, Abergavenny truly is a 'Gateway To Wales'.

Abergavenny has much to offer tourists - a blend of old and new, with activities and things to do to suit young and old alike.

View of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire taken from the Blorenge
A visit to Abergavenny can really feel like a break away from it all - you can almost feel time slowing down as you unwind and take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery.

"Abergavenny is to food as Cannes is to film – an annual festival for spotting rising stars in Britain's artisan food firmament"

— The Guardian

Cwtch café in the centre has a great selection of delicious homemade cakes and serves good coffee.



Ledbury - Stunning market town

Standing on its 16 pillars in the heart of town, Ledbury's superb Market House is probably the best example of its kind in England. This grade 1 listed building, built in 1617, was originally used for the storage of grain, wool and hops. It's build has been attributed to the king's carpenter, John Abel. In the present day it hosts markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The Market House, Ledbury


The River Wye

The River Wye is the one of finest salmon rivers and is also popular for coarse fishing. Before anyone can fish the Wye, an Authority Rod Licence must be obtained plus a permit to fish in the chosen section of the river. Fishing Tickets for fishing in the Wye River are Available at Golesworthy's Shop in Hay on Wye (by the Clock Tower). Tickets are for periods of one day to an annual licence.

The Wye is also popular for canoeing and swimming.

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The Black Hill

View from the Black Hill

The Black Hill is a peaceful hill located 15 minute drive (three mile walk) from Michaelchurch Escley the views are stunning and it joins the offa's dyke path. A small car park/picnic area is perfectly located the bottom of the hill.


LLanthony Priory

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Llanthony Priory is a partly ruined former Augustinian priory in the secluded Vale of Ewyas, a steep sided once glaciated valley within the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Monmouthshire. It lies seven miles north of Abergavenny on an old road to Hay-on-Wye at Llanthony.

The priory dates back to around the year 1100. Entrance is free, there is a lovely old bar, serving beers, wines, coffee and basic pub grub.

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The views from the hills above are very special.

Pen y Fan

The highest peak in south Wales situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park at 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level.

Find your epic in Wales 

From Michaelchurch Escley your in a great location to find you epic tales, discoveries and adventures in Wales.