From Hay Castle:

Eat, drink and laugh the night away with The Official Comedy Club at Hay Castle.

Thursday 29th June

Our MC for the inaugural Comedy Club event in the Great Hall is the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award, Karen Bayley. 

Joining Karen is Welsh comedian and Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist, Noel James and Justin Panks with his uncompromising ‘Punk-Rock’ comedy. 

Hay Castle Bar will be open from 6:30pm with Burgers and Fries available for pre-order on the Hay Castle Trust website, to be enjoyed before the show. 

The comedy show will run from 8pm until 10pm with a 20-minute interval. Acts are correct at time of going to print.

Please note this is an over 18’s event. 

Tickets are £22 and can be booked via the Event pages when visiting

Saturday 22nd July 2023

PBFA Book Fair in the Great Hall

18 booksellers from all over the UK exhibiting books, maps and ephemera.  A bibliophiles dream!

Friday 11th August

Falconry Display on the Castle Lawn

Wye Valley Falconry lets you get close up and personal with a range of birds of prey and the chance to ask the experts questions about our majestic feathered friends.


In the Gallery


Curated by Fabio Barry

Fittingly for a town that straddles the borderlands, this exhibition, the first of its kind to link these two seemingly disparate artforms, combines the contributions of architects, poets, artists and designers from Wales, England , Ireland and Scotland.

In the café:

Golden Valley Faces

Photographs by Richard Jenkins

Born in 1890 on a farm just 10 miles from Hay, Richard Jenkins became a brilliant pioneering photographer.  He was self taught and recorded the life of his friends and neighbours going around their daily life.  Miraculously nearly a thousand of his glass-plate images survived  decades of neglect and is now recognised as a remarkable record of life in rural Herefordshire at the start of the 20th century.

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