The South Sights


Hardy's Cottage Review

The small thatch-and-cob cottage, where the writer was born in 1840, was built by his grandfather and is little altered since that time. From here Thomas Hardy would make his daily 6-mile walk to school in Dorchester. Among other things, you can see the desk at which the author completed Far from the Madding Crowd. Access is on foot only, via a woodland walk, or country lane from the parking lot.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Brockhampton La., ½ mile south of Blandford Rd., Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ | Map It
  • Phone: 01305/262366
  • Cost: £6.50
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 11–5, last admission 4:30
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  • Location: Dorchester
Updated: 05-28-2014

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