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.Thomas-Hardy-cottage--Dorset-by-Carol-Munro-qpps_534601419102616.LG

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


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/