Shopping in Hay-on-Wye and Talgarth.

 Here are our pick to some of the best shops in Hay-on-Wye and Talgarth.

Top 3 Hay-on-Wye and Talgarth Shops

 Hay Antique Market is a series of little shops under one roof offering everything from vintage Welsh blankets to garden tools to Victorian oak dressers.  A great place to rummage especially on a damp afternoon since you don’t have to get wet as you duck in and out of the shops!

Hay is renowned for bookshops and they don’t come much better than Richard Booth’s Bookshop.  Not only is it the largest bookshop in Hay, it also boasts comfy sofas and a cafe serving up delicious local food.  A great place to leave less-than-enthusiastic shoppers while you browse!

Drover Cycles, is a great shop if you’re looking for anything to do with bikes or information on cycling and mountain biking in Mid Wales.  The shop has a great range of bike parts, maps and accessories.  They’ve got lots of cycling-related goodies and bikes in stock.

Talgarth isn’t that well known for its shops but here are a few recommendations.

The Talgarth Information & Resource Centre isn’t just a source of advice for visitors.  The TIRC also sells an extensive range of gifts, many by local artists, as well as greetings cards and calendars.  Profits are ploughed back into the TIRC so shopping here supports local tourism too.

For delicious, locally-reared meat fresh from the farm visit W J George Butchers in the heart of Talgarth.  This friendly, family business has been serving the community for many years.

Buy Llynfi Textile’s unique, hand made clothing.  The local mother-and-daughter team use sustainable and natural fibres, fabrics and dyes to create beautiful knitwear, accessories and jewellery. Shop online at

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