Getting here

Where is Hardy Country?

Hardy Country is located in the South West of England. The Wessex of Thomas Hardy’s novels and poems is a semi-fictional area

Hardy's Wessex

Getting here is easy…

We’ve put together a series of useful links to help you discover more about Thomas Hardy and help you plan your journey to Hardy Country. This is just a small selection.
Please note that we are not responsible for the content of other sites.

Journey Planning

Sustrans – Travel by foot, bike or public transport
Transport Direct – Plan your journey using public transport
Transport for London – Travel planning and information
Travel Line South West – Journey planner and bus timetables

By Air

Bournemouth Airport – BOH
London Gatwick Airport – LGW
London Heathrow Airport – LHR

By Car

AA Route Planner
RAC Route Planner
Via Michelin

By Bus or Coach

National Express – Coach Operator
Plus Bus – integrated train and bus tickets

By Train

Dorchester South Train Station – General information
Dorchester West Train Station – General information
First Great Western – Check train times and ticket prices
Heart of Wessex Line –
National Rail Enquiries – Check train times and ticket prices
South West Trains – Check train times and ticket prices
Swanage Railway – Heritage steam and diesel trains
Trainline – Check train times and ticket prices


Google Maps – Fully interactive maps with street view
Ordnance Survey OpenData – Fully interacive maps

Travel News

BBC Travel News – Dorset
Highways Agency
Traffic England

General Travel information

Money Saving Expert – Travel Guides