Dorset's literary connections cannot be ignored. Thomas Hardy's Cottageis well worth a visit and the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester has lots more Hardy material. T.E Laurence(Laurence of Arabia) has many connections with Dorset and Clouds, his home for some years, is open to the public. If you visit Laurence's grave at Morton Church be sure to look at the etched windows byLaurence Whistler.
Many special events take place during the year. A full diary is available on Virtual Swanage but some of the major events are as follows: