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Hay-on-Wye

Bookworms Make Hay Hay on Wye is a bookworm’s heaven nestled in the verdant valleys where England meets Wales. Even the town’s crumbling medieval castle has been turned into one of thirty or more bookstores. And as one might expect in a community with such scholarly aspirations, Hay-on-Wye recently became the twin town of Timbuktu, that ancient but impoverished centre of learning in sub-Saharan Africa...

Further north along the Welsh border lies St Deiniol’s, the private library of the magnificently eccentric nineteenth-century polymath Sir William Gladstone and today, arguably, Britain’s finest residential library. St Deiniol’s offers a rarefied but congenial retreat for the true booklover, within easy reach of the mountains, castles and coastline of North Wales.

Images of Hay-on-Wye were taken with Nikon D200 (10 mpx) using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org. Images marked [BG] are by Barbara Game and are typically 1700 x 2000 px or 1.8 - 2.0 MB

Golden Valley near Hay-on-Wye, England
Golden Valley near Hay-on-Wye, England
Bookstore sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Bookstore sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Browsing at the castle, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Browsing at the castle, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Bookstore sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Bookstore sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Outside a jigsaw shop, Hay-on-Wye
Outside a jigsaw shop, Hay-on-Wye
Browsing at the castle, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Browsing at the castle, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Book bindery sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Book bindery sign, Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Hay-on-Wye [BJG]
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Booksellers at Hay-on-Wye, England
Booksellers at Hay-on-Wye, England
View from a bookstore window, Hay-on-Wye
View from a bookstore window, Hay-on-Wye
Town centre, Hay-on-Wye
Town centre, Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Hay-on-Wye
Back lanes of Hay-on-Wye
Back lanes of Hay-on-Wye
Inside a tea room, Hay-on-Wye
Inside a tea room, Hay-on-Wye
Tea room sign, Hay-on-Wye
Tea room sign, Hay-on-Wye
Wye Valley countryside
Wye Valley countryside
Wye Valley countryside
Wye Valley countryside
St Deiniol's Library, North Wales
St Deiniol's Library, North Wales
St Deiniol's Library
St Deiniol's Library
William Gladstone, St Deiniol's Library
William Gladstone, St Deiniol's Library