Hay-on-Wye Town

Also known as the town of books.

The nearby mediaeval market town of Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border. Most of the town lies within Wales, but eastern parts do encroach into England! The town is, nonetheless, considered to be in Wales.
Know as ‘The Town of Books’ for it’s numerous book shops and now world famous for the annual Hay Festival.

Brobury House & Gardens

Charming Victorian building on the banks of the River Wye.

Brobury House is a charming Victorian building on the banks of the river Wye in Herefordshire.
Since arriving in 2001 current owners Keith and Pru Cartright have carefully renovated both the house and eight acres of garden whilst retaining the original Victorian character.
Experience for yourself the peace and tranquility of Brobury House & Gardens. They welcome all nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and those who would just like to sit and picnic in beautiful surroundings. If you would like to stay a little longer or explore more of the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches, have a look at their delightful B & B rooms and holiday cottages you will find Brobury is ideally situated half way between the cathedral city of Hereford and the book-lovers paradise of Hay on Wye.

The Weir Gardens

National Trust Property.

The history of The Weir Garden dates back to the Roman times and has seen many changes in fashion throughout the centuries. The garden we see today is predominantly 1920s due to the several features installed by Roger Parr after he purchased the estate in 1920.

Roger Parr invested in the redevelopment of the pleasure grounds at The Weir garden. With the help of his head gardener, William Boulter, Parr created new walks and added planting to enhance the display of spring flowers. He built a new rustic hut, a rockery and concrete boathouse. Most importantly he built the retaining river wall to slow down the erosion caused by the river.

Parr took great pride in his garden, as he used to regularly entertain. A keen fisherman, Parr often invited his friends for salmon fishing along the Wye. From the nearby camp at Credenhill, he invited RAF officers for tea.

Accommodation: Brobury House & Gardens

Delightful B&B rooms and holiday cottages.

Since arriving in 2001 current owners Keith and Pru Cartright have carefully renovated both the house and eight acres of garden whilst retaining the original Victorian character.

Experience for yourself the peace and tranquility of Brobury House & Gardens. They welcome all nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and those who would just like to sit and picnic in beautiful surroundings. If you would like to stay a little longer or explore more of the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches, have a look at their delightful B & B rooms and holiday cottages you will find Brobury is ideally situated half way between the cathedral city of Hereford and the book-lovers paradise of Hay on Wye.

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