Far from the maddening crowds: A stay at the Eastbury Hotel & Spa, Sherborne, Dorset

Thomas Hardy’s Dorset comes with enough beauty to fill a novel – or eleven, if you’re Hardy. But it can also come with crowds. Fortunately, there is one Dorset town that’s still not on the radar of most visitors; a bucolic corner of Hardy country known for its Abbey, castle and uber-posh school: Sherborne – the ancient capital of Dorset. Read more