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Hawkshead Grammar School

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Address: Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Hawkshead Grammar School was founded in 1585!!!

We cannot believe the Grammar School which was founded five centuries ago in the perfect condition!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
life_good07
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot believe the Grammar School which was founded five centuries ago in the perfect condition!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place i perticually enjoyed the mam telling us about the carving and the betting and how girls did not go to learn

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Manchester uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else could you be educated about past times in a school where Wordsworth himself attended.All for £2.50.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating visit to one of England's top schools many years ago The guide was excellent Very knowledgable A must if you visit Hawkshead

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of Wordsworth's schoolhouse and certainly one of the most reasonable venues in the Lake District. Well worth half an hour during your trip to Hawkshead - take a look in the church too !

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst visiting the beautiful town of Hawkshead in Cumbria, we decided to take the opportunity to visit the Grammar School, one of the oldest in England and an original feeder for Cambridge. Wordsworth was schooled here, and boarded in a small B&B which is still available to stay in in Wordsworth Street. The entrance of £2.50 was at least half... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I usually find these places a little tedious but was so pleased I went here. The history of the place is enthralling. The guide had made it all worthwhile. The place is absolutely drenched in history. I could practically hear the voices of the boys from classes hundreds of years ago.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Very old school loaded with history! Specially the story's the warden told where very interesting. If you walk up to the church just passed the school you'll have a great view of the village and surroundings. I can recommend a visit to this charming little town.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Tiny place, steeped in history. The thought of 60 boys in the one room all smoking pipes is quite something. Curator brings it all to life and kids gobsmacked at how different it is to their schooling. Charter from Elizabeth I and Wordsworth carving adds to the history. Great value for money.

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Canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Well worth an hour to wander around this 'museum' of bygone education. Fascinating school room with highly knowledgeable curator. £2.50 well spent on a rainy afternoon!

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