Hardy's Cottage

Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ.
01305 262366

Hardy's Cottage Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy. Few authors have such strong associations with the natural and cultural heritage of their local area as Thomas Hardy. This cottage, where Hardy was born in 1840, was built of cob and thatch by his grandfather and has been little altered since the family left.

OPEN: 2016
12th March - 30th October. Wednesday to Sunday. 11.00am-5.00pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
Last admission 45 minutes before closing and dusk if earlier. Timed tickets may apply on certain days. Please note: Wednesdays and Sundays are busy.

14th-17th December - Tranter Dewey's Christmas party - A celebration of Midwinter and the Christmas season with carols, folksongs, poetry and readings by Thomas Hardy.