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.
|Am||Departure at a time suited to you|
|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|
|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|