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Max Gate, Dorchester

(4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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  • The latter day home of Thomas Hardy, and designed by him. Very typically victorian in style and furnishing. Worth a visit although the site is fairly small. On road parking only.  more »
  • Knowing nothing about this writer and poet we enjoyed an hour exploring the home he had designed and extended over the years and shared with his 2 wives ( not at the same time, I add). Interesting for...  more »
  • I enjoy visiting every time I go to Dorset. It is well set out and the volunteers are very knowledgeable about the period and the man himself.  more »
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  • Most National Trust properties have a do not touch and do not sit policy, to preserve the original furniture, but not Max Gate! Here you can sit in a comfy chair right next to the fire and read Hardy as must have been done countless times before in this room. If that bores you, head to his third study and sit at the desk overlooking the garden and write some poetry in the very room he did. Take your time, and check out the garden and it's woollen occupants.
  • Very interesting lovely garden