Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, Brecknockshire (Powys)
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Hay Castle was gutted by serious fires in 1939 and 1977 and, despite repairs in the 1980s, by the 21st century much of the building was derelict and unstable. Since 2011 it has been owned by Hay Castle Trust who have restored the property to form a centre for arts, literature and learning. Following the restoration, partly funded by grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of over £5m, the castle opened to the public on 26 May 2022 and entry is free.
As the floors and roof were destroyed by fire a modern atrium has been built to allow visitors access to all parts of the castle together with a view platform outside giving views over the town and the countryside beyond.