Hay-on-Wye was already well known for its many bookshops before the festival was launched. Richard Booth opened his first shop there in 1962, and by the 1970s Hay had gained the nickname "The Town of Books. The Hay Festival itself was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.
Everyone who visits the Brecon Beacons is blown away by the glory and magnificence of this scenery. But the Beacons are a lot more fragile than you may think. Over 350,000 pairs of boots walk over them each year and the number has doubled in the last year.
We are very excited to have made a connection with local family-run firm Laser Clay Shooting who are based very near us in Ewas Harold in the Golden Valley. They provide a perfect activity for any group staying with us who want to do something fun together without having to travel anywhere.
Whether you are a keen shot or not, there is no denying that pheasant shooting is not only big business but it also provides or contributes to the livelihoods of many people.
In the UK Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday 11 th March.
Many of us feel there is a book somewhere inside us just longing to get onto the page, then published and finally read. But the vast majority of us do nothing about this urge.
On March 16th you can come stargazing at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre. This event is organised by Dark Sky Wales who have their own mobile planetarium and so are able to take you on a virtual tour of the heavens. The Planetarium was made possible with the help of The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the team do great work going into schools throughout the academic year.
All the team at Tall John’s House are excited about our new venture which is to host a rather different type of Bridge Weekend organised by the wonderful Stockenbridge Breaks.