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A well preserved early Grammar school

Some very important men passed through the doors of Hawkshead Grammar and the trustees have worked hard to keep the main building as s tribute to the education offered to boys... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Paul M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Some very important men passed through the doors of Hawkshead Grammar and the trustees have worked hard to keep the main building as s tribute to the education offered to boys like Wordsworth. The staff are well informed and this is a good place to spend an informative hour in Hawkshead

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Kelvedon, Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wonderful insight into an old grammar school. The person on duty there provided lots of extra info about the curriculum and school life. Well worth a visit - not expensive.

Thank NJBEssex
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It wpuld be easy to walk past this historical school as the sign outside says Hawkshead Grammer School but it should not be missed for a very small fee you get a taste of our education system from the past as you learn from the lovely Volunteer that these wellto do yoing men attended school six daus a week from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We popped in here whilst in Hawkshead for the afternoon. The entry fee was minimal and the man who was collecting at the entrance was an absolute fountain of knowledge. We spent around half an hour here, taking photographs, reading the information boards and looking at the primary sources upstairs. Well worth a visit; note the middle of the day... More 

Thank Alanna P
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not too much to see but very interesting and a good insight into education of the time. The Wordsworth connection is good. Excellent attendant brought it alive.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We popped in today for a quick visit. The kids enjoyed listening to the guide telling them how things used to be. They did decide they are glad they didn't have to go to school in that era! Kids get in free, so it was a good passing of an hour.

Thank Pam W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I'm a real history lover, my husband much less so, but I managed to persuade him to have a look in here on our recent visit to Hawkshead (and I think the £2.50 entrance fee helped!) Well, what an amazing place, from the moment we stepped in the guide was so interesting and informative, full of amazing facts without being... More 

Thank Amber9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

At only £2.50 for an adult entry, this was one of my most memorable visits on my trip to the Lake District. It is really moving to stand in the single school room of what was once considered the best school in the North of England, and to see all the graffiti carved into the desks by generations of school... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We cannot believe the Grammar School which was founded five centuries ago in the perfect condition!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

good place i perticually enjoyed the mam telling us about the carving and the betting and how girls did not go to learn

Thank Cheryl B

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