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Hardy’s Lulworth

History & Heritage

Walk In The Footsteps Of Thomas Hardy

The Estate has many fascinating links with Thomas Hardy who was inspired by Lulworth's landscape, history and ancient buildings. From Tess of the D'Urbeviiles to Far from the Madding Crowd, Bathsheba's House and ...

Lulworth & Hardy

On Location With Carey Mulligan

Dorset's rustic setting provided the backdrop for the recent production of Hardy's 'Far from the Madding Crowd' from the director Thomas Vinterberg. With opening scenes filmed at Durdle Door, this passionate and turbulent story is class Thomas Hardy.

St Andrews Church

St Andrew's Church sits to the south of the Castle and the impressive C15th tower predates the Castle itself. The rest of the Church was rebuilt in 1864 the plans for which were drawn up by a young Thomas Hardy who at the time was working for Architects, J. Hicks of Dorchester. These plans can be seen within the church.