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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 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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