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Tuesday, 07 March 2006
Castello de haia

Hay Castle

This is Hay Castle, a staging post of the Cistercian Way, which is marketed as

more than a long-distance path: it is a walk into the heart of Wales. Explore the great abbeys of the Cistercian order, the little churches of the Welsh hills, the amazing geology of the Pembrokeshire coast, Stone Age burial mounds, medieval castles and sheep-farms, picturesque landscaped gardens and the industrial heritage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Walk along Roman roads, medieval pilgrimage routes and nineteenth-century canal towpaths. Let the route take you to friendly villages, remote mountains and spectacular coastlines. Learn about Wales - land of song and legends, mines and chapels, rugby and holy wells.

(over at the The Cistercian Way project website).

This castle is the Second Hay Castle, the first one was Norman, and was built in about 1100 on a site near the present Cattle Market. There’s (yet another) good article on the castle at About.

Posted by bigblue on 07/03/2006 at 09:51 PM
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