Useful Links

Useful Links to help you make the most of your trip.

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 the sites listed below are for reference only, and we do not recommend any one company or organisation over another. We are not responsible for the content of external sites nor any agreement you may enter into.

Reference Material

Thomas Hardy’s Wessex


Dorset County Museum events
National Trust events
Thomas Hardy Society events


Britain’s Finest – Luxury accommodation guide
Caravan Club – Caravan & Camping sites
Hotels Comparison – Hotel price comparison site
Last Minute – Last minute travel deals
National Trust Cottages –
Sawday’s – Special places to stay
Trip Advisor – Plan the perfect trip
Trivago – Hotel price comparison site

Tourist Information

Dorchester Tourist Information Office
Visit Britain – Official site of the British National Tourist Board
Visit Dorset – Official tourism site for Dorset
Visit England – Official site of the English National Tourist Board
Visit South West England

Travel Guides

 Lonely Planet
Rough Guides


Thomas Hardy Society – downloadable walk guides (PDF format)

Further Reading

Dorset Life Magazine
Dorset County Council

Wikipedia Articles

England – Wikipedia
Thomas Hardy – Wikipedia
Thomas Hardy’s Wessex – Wikipedia
United Kingdom – Wikipedia

Mobile Phone & Tablet Apps

National Trust – Handbook in your pocket (free on both iOS & Android)