Hay-on-Wye is the internationally famous 'town of books', situated in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains. It's also the home of HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's first philosophy and music festival, now in its third year.
HowTheLightGetsIn takes place on a festival site that includes six venues all offering exciting events throughout the ten-day period.
If you've been to Hay, you'll know why this small town draws US Presidents and Nobel prize-winners, critics and intellectuals alike into its orbit. If you haven't, it's time to see what all the fuss is about.
Getting to Hay
Our postcode: HR3 5BG.
The site address is: HowTheLightGetsIn, globe at hay, Newport Street, Hay on Wye, Hereford
By Train / Bus
The nearest railway station is Hereford, about twenty miles away. Through tickets all the way to Hay (train & bus) can be purchased when booking trains. The bus service from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye (39 or 39A) is frequent with additional services for the period of the festival.
National Express run coaches to Hay from London Victoria, London Heathrow, Cirencester and Gloucester, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Worcester.
Hay-on-Wye is situated between Brecon and Hereford, off the A345. The festival site is in the centre of the town and is clearly signposted As you cross the bridge over the River Wye into Hay, turn left and the festival site is at once apparent.
HowTheLightGetsIn car parking can be found at our Riverside Yurt and Camping site. Cross the bridge towards Clyro and look for signs on the left hand side. Limited availability on peak weekend days. See map opposite. "