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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled next to the lovely church, the grammar school is an amazing trip back in time! It was the school attended by William Wordsworth and his name can clearly be seen carved into his desk! The gentleman in charge was very knowledgeable about it and...More

Thank Anitacorbett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were overwhelmed by the history at this place and the tour guide was full of information, you could feel the 1500s seeping through the walls. A real feel how boys were educated in those days. Very enjoyable

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Hawkshead is a little off the beaten track itself, demanding a commitment in driving time of perhaps 15-20 minutes from Ambleside with twisty roads, and the Grammar School within Hawkshead can also easily be missed, for parking in the main car park and walking into...More

Thank Toby2006
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Its only £2.50 to get in, and well worth it.. The "curator", gave us a lovely history lesson on how the school operated way back in time, so interesting... Showed us where Wordsworth sat and etched his name into the desk.. Also contains the headmasters...More

2  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Small grammar school where Wordsworth went. You can even see his graffiti on the desk! Cheap to get into as well

Thank Pipsqueak40
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a school all these ago that the wealthy or middle class boys went to school and the desk they used and the teachers that taught there

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Only £2.50 each but stacked in History. A must to visit in Hawkshead. See where William Wordsworth went to School. Learn about what they where taught.

Thank 123Familyman
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of Wordsworth, a visit to Hawkshead Grammar is a must. Preserved almost exactly as it was in the 1800s when Wordsworth attended, you can even see where he carved his name into his desk! The guide was very friendly and informative...More

Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a pleasant half hour in here with a lovely gentleman explaining things to us. We found it interesting and informative and could relate our 50's schooling with some of what we saw. Reduced rate of entry for us oldies.

Thank Greystones23
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst the Wordsworthian connection doubtless brings many people scurrying to this ancient building, it is important and enjoyable enough to stand up in its own right for what it is: a rare relic of local, philanthropic education before government assumed this responsibility for its citizens....More

Thank Expl0rer007
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