Hardy Country

 

 

Hardy Country in Dorset is home to Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace and his later home, Max Gate. In the small cob and thatch cottage where he was born, Hardy wrote his early novels. He later designed Max Gate and lived there from 1885 until his death in 1928.Note: no toilet.

Don’t miss
  • Be delighted by the charming cottage garden at Hardy’s Birthplace.
  • Visit Thomas Hardy’s home.
Making the most of your day

Programme of events runs at both properties throughout the season

Opening times
Hardy’s Birthplace
16 Mar – 30 Oct 11 11 – 5 Closed Mondays Closed Tuesdays We Th Fr Sa Su
Max Gate
1 Apr – 30 Oct 11 11 – 5 Closed Mondays Closed Tuesdays We Th Fr Sa Su
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Please telephone 01297 489481 for details of Max Gate’s opening arrangements on Bank Holiday Mondays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

 

Get in touch

01305 262366 (Hardy’s Birthplace) 01297 489481 (Max Gate)Emailhardycountry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Prices 2011

Standard Admission Hardy’s Birthplace: adult £4.75, child £2.20. Max Gate: adult £4, child £2

Visit Website:   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardy-country/