HowTheLightGets in is set in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye in the famed book town of Hay.
HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 will once again take place across two adjacent festival sites on either side of the river: the Globe site, and the Riverside Site. We've grown since we started. But we've kept our intimate scale. Our venues are small enough to encourage real conversation, electric enough to make the dancing spin.
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. Our Travel Partner First Great Western runs direct trains to Hereford. Purchase tickets at firstgreatwestern.co.uk. 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 Hereford 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 A438. You will find parking for HowTheLightGetsIn, as you enter Hay from Clyro and Hereford. For the Globe Site cross the bridge over the River Wye into Hay, turn left and the festival site is at once apparent.
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