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“"Schools out"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead Grammar School
Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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“"Schools out"”
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.

Visited December 2013
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London
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“Well (Words) Worth Stepping in....”
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 carving.

Visited April 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Personal private tour, fabulous guide!”
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!

Visited April 2014
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“Worth every penny”
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 in it's contents.

Visited August 2013
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“History Comes Alive”
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.

Visited July 2013
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