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Dorset

Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ

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View of Hardy's Cottage and the surrounding gardens from Thorncombe Woods, Dorset

Important notice

Hardy's Cottage will be reopening on Tuesday 19th March. Prebooked tickets will be available from Thursday 29th February.

Planning your visit

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

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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