Touring Thomas Hardy's Dorset
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
Here is the shorter of our two suggested circular tours of Thomas Hardy's Dorset. You may want to open the map of Thomas Hardy's Dorset in a separate browser window to help you follow along the suggested itineraries. The names in parentheses are the fictional names given these places in Hardy's novels.
The Inner Tour should make for a nice day's drive - or an afternoon if you really hurry. The Outer Tour deserves more of your time - perhaps two or three days. Of course, these tours can easily be combined to suit your preferences and interests.
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