Chasing Tess - Thomas Hardy’s Wessex

  • Flexible itinerary
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Schools and colleges
  • Individuals and groups

The ancient kingdom of Wessex inspired Thomas Hardy to write his finest poetry and provided the backdrop to such classic novels as The Return of the Native and Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

Below is a suggested itinerary over 2 days. This can be customised to meet your needs. Got a particular interest in a Hardy novel or poem? Let me know and we can build a tour that is customised to your needs.


Day 1:
Am Departure at a time suited to you
10:00am Winchester
12:30pm Lunch in a pub in the New Forest
3pm Hardy’s birthplace at Higher Bockhampton
5pm Arrive in Dorchester, Hardy’s Casterbridge to check into a hotel
Day 2:
9.30am Max Gate, Hardy's home
12nooon Maumbury Rings for a picnic lunch
2.30pm West Stafford Church - where Tess was married
3.30pm Stinsford Churchyard - Hardy's grave

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