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Hay-on-Wye is a little town whose northern and eastern boundaries border England. The spectacular countryside which surrounds Hay is just a few steps away from wherever you are in town. Stroll along the banks of the River Wye or in the foothills of the Black Mountains and unwind in the tranquil setting. Crossing the border, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2021

So striking was the massive circular tower built by Roger Picard II that his castle became known as Tretower – or ‘the place of the tower’.
Over two centuries, from about 1100, the Picards transformed themselves from invading Norman adventurers to powerful Welsh lords.
So this monumental tower with four storeys and stone walls nine feet thick [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 16th 2021

We packed and loaded the car before breakfast so that there was no need for us to go back to our room; we could just check out and set off to our chosen destination, Wigmore Castle. You may note the continuing War of the Roses theme.
We parked in Wigmore village and walked past the Parish [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 11th 2021

After a refreshing nights sleep it was time for breakfast. Continental breakfast (no rolls) and cooked breakfast options to order were on offer and didn’t disappoint.
We lingered at the breakfast table before walking into town to explore the bookshops. Mr C was keen to visit the Cinema bookshop to peruse its extensive military section. Currently [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2021

We set off on our journey to Hay-on-Wye later than we intended.  Our first destination was Tretower Court and Castle, with a planned lunch stop along the way. Lunch opportunities proved non-existent. Although we weren’t expecting the Bird on the Rock tearooms to be open we made a slight detour just in case they were. [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 7th 2021

I am currently sorting out my photos and memoires from my recent weekend away.

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2021

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Joseph Campbell

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 24th 2021

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