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The Thomas Hardy Tour

Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Life's Little Ironies - If you've heard of these titles, then you know who this tour relates to.

One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history, Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in the English village of Higher Bockhampton in the county of Dorset.

Come with us and visit the place of his birth and where he spent his childhood. Also the house he built for himself and his first wife Emma. It was these very places that he wrote several of his early short stories, poetry and novels including 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.

He died in 1928 at Max Gate, a house he built for himself and his first wife, Emma Lavinia Gifford, in Dorchester, a few miles from his birthplace. We visit the his statue, birthplace the evocative cob and thatch cottage & visitor centre, the house he built Max Gate and his final resting place. If you are a Hardy fan, then this is one tour you dont want to miss!



The Thomas Hardy Tour


  • Free pick up and drop off at a location of your choice
    On board refreshments
    Knowledgeable friendly guide
    £3 Discount on each ticket if booking 3 or more