• Thomas Hardy Tour

    Thomas Hardy Tour

    Hardy's poetry and novels celebrate all that is quintessentially English, from the countryside, woodlands and farming communities through to major cities and towns. This tour highlights the locations which inspired his fictional county of Wessex and important places in his own life.

  • Thomas Hardy Tour

    Thomas Hardy Tour

    Hardy's poetry and novels celebrate all that is quintessentially English, from the countryside, woodlands and farming communities through to major cities and towns. This tour highlights the locations which inspired his fictional county of Wessex and important places in his own life.

Thomas Hardy Tour

Hardy's poetry and novels celebrate all that is quintessentially English, from the countryside, woodlands and farming communities through to major cities and towns, reflecting the changes and juxtapositions which were taking place in Victorian society at the time - traditional values and the rural way of life versus the Industrial Revolution. Also important are the restrictions of birth and fortune and the problems which arise when people form passions out of their social class. This tour visits the locations which inspired Hardy's fictional county of Wessex and important places in his own life.

Highlights

  • Dorchester which inspired Casterbridge, Sturminster Newton which gave rise to Stourcastle and Shaftesbury and Salisbury which influenced Jude the Obscure.
  • Oxford, the beautiful City of Spires, which inspired 'Christminster' in Jude the Obscure.
  • Hardy's Cottage in Higher Brockhampton.
  • Dorset County Museum and Hardy memorabilia including his desk.
  • Riverside Villa where he lived with his wife.
  • The churchyard where his heart is buried.
  • It has always been a pleasure working with the professional and highly knowledgeable team at Tours International. They have produced many excellent itineraries which showcase our English Heritage properties, giving their clients a trip to remember.

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