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Parking was difficult, there's no car park and we had to go some way down the road and leave the car before walking back to the house.
The house itself is very quirky and it was really interesting to understand how it grew and developed...More
My other half and I walked to Max Gate from central Dorchester which takes the best part of 20-30 minutes. While it is not particularly signposted for people on foot it can be found with relative ease.
The staff and volunteers were wonderful and really...More
If you have been to the Cottage where Thomas Hardy was born the life story goes on here to cover his later life and his death.
This place clearly became a really important place for Victorians to visit so they could meet with the famous...More
Parking is on the road. It does not take very long to go around this building but will take you quite a while to read the free booklet giving an overview of Hardy's life. Tea is in the kitchen on an honesty basis. Tea, coffee,...More
Visited this National Trust property which is a bit tucked away. The property does not have a car park but there is parking in the road nearby.
The gardens are beautiful and very well tended.
The house is typically Victorian, a bit dark inside, but...More
Max Gate is a beautiful old house. The National Trust guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. We were allowed to sit on some of the furniture to read the house guides, which was nice. Lovely gardens, and you could have helped yourself to a drink....More
I have visited numerous National Trust properties but this is by far the quirkiest and best. It is not a grand house but, as soon as you are greeted by the marvellous and friendly staff and volunteers, you start to feel as if Thomas Hardy...More
We visited several National Trust properties during our recent holiday to Dorset and all of them were interesting, but Max Gate topped the lot. Make sure you go and see Hardy's Cottage about three miles away first, where he was born and spent his early...More
Hi. Yes it is definitely dog friendly, but they will have to stay in the gardens. Our two rescues, Nelson & Emma, had a lovely time there. My wife and I viewed the house separately while the other looked after the pooches... More
Hi. Yes it is definitely dog friendly, but they will have to stay in the gardens. Our two rescues, Nelson & Emma, had a lovely time there. My wife and I viewed the house separately while the other looked after the pooches. Plenty of water bowls out in the heat too. Darren