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Address: Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Well worth a visit.

I have to admit I have been to Hawkshead many times and have always walked past this gem. I mean who wants to go in and see and old school, I had enough of that 40 years ago and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have to admit I have been to Hawkshead many times and have always walked past this gem. I mean who wants to go in and see and old school, I had enough of that 40 years ago and quite frankly as a resident of the Lake District there are only so much Wordsworth connections a man can take. I... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well worth a visit, at £2.50 entrance fee it was probably the best spent £2.50 of the holiday. The school holds a lot of history including all the desk carvings. The guide was happy to answer any questions.

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Cambs, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Loved the building and the history within - worth a visit as it has original school desks and other literature such as Elizabeth I signature. Plus of course the Wordsworth graffiti on the desk. Very atmospheric, and the guide knew lots of information. Easy to get to, parking close by, pubs close too!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very interesting "museum" with quite a bit to see and experience. Well worth the time we spent visiting

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stumbled on this place while visiting Hawkshead and what a find! The old school dates back to the time of Wordsworth in fact his desk with his name carved on it is still there. The exhibits are very interesting and there is an excellent guide who is a mine of fascinating information and is very happy to answer your... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's like walking back in time when you visit this school. The guide who was there when we visited shared very interesting stories with us about what it was like to attend school there. The exhibits are 'old school', but fun to peruse.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They were closing for a big tour to come in but the fellow working there let us come in and see Wordsworth desk. Very sweet.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This historic old school house with original desks is well worth seeing. The guided tour is packed with information and gives a real insight into the education system of years past. Recommended -- you will find that you still have things to learn

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We loved the pretty setting at the foot of the village church, showing the old classrooms.... William Wordsworth & his brother attended here. Didnt like that you had to pay to go in.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The old school was very interesting and we were shown round and told about the history by a gentleman who knew its history inside out.It was interesting to see that scratching names into desks etc is not just a modern thing.

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