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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead, England
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Hawkshead
Type: Museums
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Annie the personal tour guide made the place. Small school room where 70 boys were taught; Headmaster's room and one other above. Not big, but Annie brought it to life and patiently answered my children's incessant questions. We really enjoyed the space, atmosphere and welcome. Kids free, £2.50 adults. Bargain. Definitely pop in, if only to see the Wordsworth penknife... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Exceptionally knowledgable guide, able to relate easily to a varied audience. Got a real insight into the history of the school where Wordsworth had grown up going to school. Great value for money too, with children going free!

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SATFFORDSHIRE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You just can't go to Hawkshead without visiting the Grammar school. It's a credit to all involved that the refurbishment and continued maintenance of the school allows the general public to have a glimpse of schools centuries ago and it is an absolutely fantastic place to see. I defy anyone to visit this place and not be impressed and interested... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

What a great experience to "dive" into the past with a great guide who "revives" this building and the old school furniture! Listening to the guide helps you to imagine what it was like to go to school 500 years ago.

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Mildura, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Seeing where William Wordsworth went to school was amazing. Seeing the overall history of the area,especially when you come from a young country like Australia is awe inspiring.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Especially loved the wood carvings and the guy who was manning the school was very helpful and informative and seemed to genuinely enjoy answering all our questions.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

the schoolhouse is well worth a visit, the guide man told us lots of interesting facts, it is small and wont take long to visit, but good for a rainy day!

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Sunderland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Easily accessible on the edge of Hawkshead Village, Wordsworth's school, where you can see, allegedly, where he carved his name on the desks.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The gentleman who was the official there gave us lots of information on the school and the pupils, which brought it alive. Fascinating place.

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