Novelist Thomas Hardy was a trained architect and designed this attractive house, where he lived from 1885 until his death in 1928. Tess...
Dorset County Museum
The Thomas Hardy collection here is the world's largest, offering extraordinary insights into his creative process. You can see from...
Mayor Of Casterbridge's House
A red-brick, mid-18th-century building (now a Barclays bank) that's named as the inspiration for the home of Thomas Hardy's mayor of...
A four-screen art-deco gem, resplendent in red, black and gold, where the glamorous setting upstages the movies.
The local goodies here are dished up with more than a soupçon of French finesse. Expect oven-roasted duck with a Normandy cider sauce;...
Higher Bockhampton · interesting places nearby
Hardy's Cottage information
This picturesque cob-and-thatch house is the birthplace of writer Thomas Hardy. It features evocative, sparsely furnished rooms and a lush garden. It's in Higher Bockhampton, 3 miles northeast of Dorchester.