The South Sights

Max Gate

  • Off Syward Rd. Map It
  • Dorchester
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Thomas Hardy lived in Max Gate from 1885 until his death in 1928. An architect by profession, Hardy designed the house himself, and visitors can now see the study where he wrote Tess of the d'Urbevilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Jude the Obscure. The dining room, the drawing room, and the garden are open to the public.

Sight Information


Off Syward Rd., Dorchester, DT1 2AB, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6
  • Mar.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 11–5; last entry at 4:30.

Published 08/18/2015


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