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Enabling easy access to the South West's beauty spots

Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre and Woodland

Equipment Available: 2 Trampers
Facilities: 
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop
  • Dog friendly

Explore the Dorset woodlands and heaths that inspired author Thomas Hardy featured in the recent film, Far from the Maddening Crowd. From the new visitor centre and café the Tramper allows you to enjoy woodland paths leading to the entrance of Hardy’s Cottage – a classic ‘cob and thatch’ cottage where he was born and wrote his early works.

Note that the Tramper provides access only to the entrance, not around, the cottage (an admission is charged for this part of the property).  

Booking is strongly recommended - in particular for first-time users who will be provided with a short introduction to the Tramper controls and operation before heading out. 

Contact Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre and Woodland

Address:

Visitor Centre, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ

Telephone:

01305 251228

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