Hay-on-Wye famous for its second hand bookshops and world-renowned literary Hay Festival. Hay Festival winter weekend 24 - 26 November 2017. Hay Festival 24 May - 3 June 2018 www.hayfestival.com
Three Choirs Festival
28 July - 4 August 2018 in Hereford! A week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, cathedral services, solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and walks, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.
Where to eat - a few suggestions
England's Gate Inn, Bodenham
Our local village pub only a short walk away. Local cider, beer and good food. Lovely to eat in the garden in the summer, large log fire in the winter.
The Crown is at the heart of the village of Woolhope, next to the ancient Church of St Georges. They serve great local produce, simply cooked. Listed in the top 20 country pubs 2017. www.crowninnwoolhope.co.uk