National Trust - Hardy's Cottage, Dorchester

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Dorchester
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National Trust - Hardy's Cottage Reviews
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  • August 18, 2017
    It's a lovely little cottage. Hard to imagine a large family living there but it's certainly a treat. We had a lovely walk through the surrounding woods and across the old Roman road to get there. The...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is one of my favorite places in Dorset. I love properties that embody the person and Thomas Hardy's Cottage does just that. The cottage is approached down an unmade up road and can be muddy when ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    If you have read any of Hardy's works then this is a must for you. Even if you haven't then to get a sense of the great mans origins which so influenced his work7 is a must. The cottage is reached via...  more »
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  • Interesting well kept property, inside and out. Disability access arrangements adequate but not well signed or explained at ticket office.
  • Very interesting. Guides helpful. Long gradual slope to cottage not good for disabled or those with angina. But worth it in the end! Garden to sit in. Woodland walks.
  • Beautiful forest walks around the authentically well kept birth place of Thomas Hardy. We keep coming back!
  • Nice piece of history in the house. Woodland walk is lovely,but coffee shop was terribly expensive and not worth the money. Very disappointing
  • Interesting cottage. Very small so timed ticket entry. Pick up tickets at visitors centre. Reasonable walk along wooded path to reach cottage.

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