Hay-on-Wye has almost 40 bookshops full to the rafters with thousands of titles - so you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.
If you visit in May you'll catch the annual Hay Festival of Literature, which attracts some of the greatest names in the literary world.
Explore the atmospheric ruins of nearby Llanthony Priory, an early 13th-century Augustinian church. The site is open all year and entrance is free.
The towns’ location just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park offers visitors stunning scenery and a wealth of outdoor activities including the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal making Hay-on-Wye the ideal base for exploring.
Hay-on-Wye is about 2 hours 20 minutes from Cardiff by train.