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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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"william wordsworth"
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"drinking beer"
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"lovely church"
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"fascinating place"
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"small museum"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth a visit"
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"lake district"
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"guided tour"
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"desks"
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"curator"
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"carved"
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"carvings"
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"educational"
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"pupils"
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"graffiti"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with family - 4 adults and two under 6. Fascinating to hear the history of this feeder Cambridge University Grammar School. Informative guide and good presentation of their archive material. In our view the best thing about Hawkshaed and there is much else to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic look back in time at early education. Research for my family history brought me here and how fantastic to find what could be one of my ancestors had carved their name into the furniture. Brilliant

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Sweet and intimate look at a 400 year old school that fed such institutions as Oxford and Cambridge. An unimaginable regimen in the 21st Century.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

set in lovely grounds which you can walk into and around the back by the steeple you can see some very nice views, unfortunately we did not have time to visit the exhibition they have inside but you can see schooling of hundreds of years...More

2  Thank RovingMe
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Our Lake District tour brought us to this quaint old town, Hawkeshead. The town probably became famous because poet, William Wordsworth's primary school is located here. There is a guided tour available but due to lack of time we skip the tour.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Worth going to if you're in Hawkshead, especially if you're interested in William Wordsworth at all. Very helpful volunteer walked us around and explained all of the carvings everywhere and told us about the history of the school. Very interesting and very cheap activity to...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Visited last year. Very helpful volunteer talked us through lots of the history. Near to the car park.

Thank IreneS010
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you are in Hawkshead, this old school is certainly worth a visit. William Wordsworth went to school here. If there is a guide available, you will learn so much more.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fascinating and really well-explained. Not having any great knowledge of Wordsworth before this visit, it was such a worthwhile thing to do - just £2:50 entry (£1:50 for older people) to learn about the grammar school where 90 boys (no girls) from relatively rich families...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Grammar School is a small museum (3 rooms) showing school artefacts from the 17th C onwards. Adults £2.50 to get in over 60's £1.50. Reasonable value. Fascinating to see the pupils names carved in the desk. Worth a visit if you are in Hawkshead....More

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