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“A ‘real house’”
Review of Max Gate

Max Gate
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US$125.91*
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Private Tour Visiting The Life and Times of...
Ranked #7 of 47 things to do in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn’t take long to look around the house but it is certainly worth it

Lovely garden where you can sit with a cup of tea from the ‘honesty cafe’

The volunteers were very good especially one lady who was talking about the house and Hardy’s life - her knowledge was excellent

Thank Netty1313
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping back in time in our visit to Thomas Hardy's home was great - we've lived so close to it for so long and finally visited - wish we had been sooner. The stewards were very knowledgeable and being a nice day we were also able to see the gardens too.

Thank EllieP99
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely property is only open during the winter and parking is limited so it is best to visit outside the school holidays. It is full of the history of Thomas Hardy and his family and is well worth a visit. Although the gardens are small they are delightful, and a lovely place to sit and have a picnic.

Thank Valerie342
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

A fabulous building steeped in history with small but beautiful gardens. A good hour and a half spent walking around the house and grounds. Probably the best guide booked I have come across within the national trust and extremely informative staff in the two frist rooms. A fan of Thomas Hardy or not a visit to both here and Hardy's cottage is a must!

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Especially interesting if you have a knowledge of Hardy but worth a visit anyway. The house has a really homely feel and is an essential precursor if you intend to visit Hardy's Cottage as well. Be aware that the parking can be difficult

Thank Robert V
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