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Hawkshead Grammar School

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Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very interesting tour of Wordsworth's schoolhouse and certainly one of the most reasonable venues in the Lake District. Well worth half an hour during your trip to Hawkshead - take a look in the church too !

Thank jimdelaney2016
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Whilst visiting the beautiful town of Hawkshead in Cumbria, we decided to take the opportunity to visit the Grammar School, one of the oldest in England and an original feeder for Cambridge. Wordsworth was schooled here, and boarded in a small B&B which is still...More

Thank MBothwell
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I usually find these places a little tedious but was so pleased I went here. The history of the place is enthralling. The guide had made it all worthwhile. The place is absolutely drenched in history. I could practically hear the voices of the boys...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very old school loaded with history! Specially the story's the warden told where very interesting. If you walk up to the church just passed the school you'll have a great view of the village and surroundings. I can recommend a visit to this charming little...More

Thank Susevdw
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Tiny place, steeped in history. The thought of 60 boys in the one room all smoking pipes is quite something. Curator brings it all to life and kids gobsmacked at how different it is to their schooling. Charter from Elizabeth I and Wordsworth carving adds...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth an hour to wander around this 'museum' of bygone education. Fascinating school room with highly knowledgeable curator. £2.50 well spent on a rainy afternoon!

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We popped in here as a bit of a whim. This is a wonderful piece of history. The National Trust Curator was superb and made this a visit to remember. More than worth the mere 2.50 pounds entry.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The school Wordsworth attended, complete with his name carved (probably by him) into one of the desks. Remarkable historical site, with an impressively knowledgeable curator and a decent display of historical artefacts (including the school's charter, signed by Queen Elizabeth--the first one, that is). And...More

Thank Dominick G
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Sounds dull but is actually fascinating, primarily because the guide is enthusiastic and knowledgable. This former Grammar School room had a national reputation before a William Wordsworth joined the school as a young boy. The conditions were primitively and the work expected hard - less...More

Thank YorkRaven
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Been a couple of times now. Not because of Wordsworth, but just like visiting historical places. The guide was very helpful and we were the only ones in at the time, so had our own personal talk. You aren't in long, as it is so...More

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