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Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ

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Hardy's Cottage in Autumn

Important notice

Hardy's Cottage is now closed for winter. We look forward to welcoming you back in March 2024.

Planning your visit

A view of a laden kitchen table inside Granny's Kitchen at Hardy's Cottage, Dorset

Booking your visit to Hardy's Cottage 

If you are planning a visit to Hardy's Cottage, you will need to book your visit in advance. Find out how to book and what to expect when you arrive.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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