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National Trust - Hardy's Cottage, Dorchester

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  • The National Trust staff on duty were kind and helpful. Also, all credit to the NT for laying out a choice of beautiful woodland walks in the vicinity of the cottage, giving an impression of Hardy's c...  more »
  • I am not a Thomas Hardy fan, but it was very interesting to see where he grew up. It is a little walk from the visitors centre and there is 2 different walks to the cottage. It's a very small cottage ...  more »
  • Called in to see Hardy's birth place cottage and I was not disappointed. The cottage is actually his birth place and the contents of the cottage has been skillfully recreated by the NT. In such a smal...  more »
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  • Interesting cottage. Very small so timed ticket entry. Pick up tickets at visitors centre. Reasonable walk along wooded path to reach cottage.
  • Open fire, knowledgeable enthusiastic NT guide, a live fiddle recital and charming garden. We went to Hardys later house Max Gate day before, so was interesting to see his roots.
  • Brill NT property
  • lovely walk
  • Charming and atmospheric. Sit by the fire and soak up the ambiance.