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The Master’s Hay Festival Weekend

A merry band of 8 couples joined the Master and Mistress for one of their favourite weekends of the year – the annual Hay Festival. 

We stayed at the beautiful Castle House Hotel in Hereford and arrived in beautiful warm sunshine. Hereford is a beautiful city and our short walk to the Cathedral across the Green was delightful, as was our tour of the Cathedral, the Chained Library and the Mappa Mundi.

The Master’s Champagne reception took place that lovely summer evening on the terrace overlooking the moat of the original Castle, followed by an excellent tasting dinner prepared by the hotel’s superb chef.

Despite a thunderstorm Friday evening, the Hay Festival site was not muddy, something dreaded by the Master, and we arrived in plenty of time to explore the site before attending three events and then heading into the picturesque town of Hay on Wye to visit the numerous bookshops. We were delighted that everyone enjoyed the events, many of us particularly enjoyed Horatio Clare on the Myths and Legends of Wales and bought the lovely book and had it signed.  

It was a tiring day and we were all ready for a snooze and bath before another excellent dinner.

We were delighted that all our guests enjoyed the weekend and the Festival in particular. Many intend to visit again which was our hope. Thank you to all our Hay weekenders for being such a convivial group – we enjoyed hosting you and the hotel commented on what a lovely buzz there was.