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Address: Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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We went here yesterday it only cost £2:50 and the gentlemen was no nice and knows his stuff, well worth a visit it's only a small place but lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went here yesterday it only cost £2:50 and the gentlemen was no nice and knows his stuff, well worth a visit it's only a small place but lovely

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Stockport, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fascinating glimpse into the life of wealthy schoolchildren, and of course Wordsworth in particular, in the past. We certainly didn't realise that they drank beer and were allowed to carve their initials into their wooden desks! Or that the school day was so long... Seeing the cane in the headmaster's study brought back memories!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Really interesting place to visit, well maintained and a real glimpse into history and of course it's famous pupil

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The explanation by the guide was excellent has he new the history of the school and the famous people who had attended.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A 16th Century grammar school doesn't sound like much fun but the history is timeless! Wordsworth's school, where he found his love for poetry, Fletcher Christian's brother was here, and the original desks with over 400 years of carvings on! It is so amazing! Just one of those little gems you don't know about unless you really look. So go... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Before walking up Latterbarrow we visited the Old Grammar School and found it a most interesting place. To see the carved names of the students including Wordsworth's was a pleasure and to hear how things were for them made me grateful for going to a present day grammar school. At least they had to use their minds for maths and... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The old building has a grand history dating back to the 1500's. It's most famous scholar being William Wordsworth.

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Lake District
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful little museum dedicated to William Wordsworth who went to school here. Lots of relics and even a carving by the man himself. Very helpful curator.

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Solihull, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really interesting place to visit. The guide was really knowledgeable and really interesting. Well worth the £2.50 entrance!

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Stourbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely to see something like this - what must have been a very successful educational establishment in such a small village.Very well worth a visit

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