Lake District Journals

Hawkshead

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A travel journal to Lake District by Sonia3

Quote: This is a journal for my trip to Hawkshead in the Lake District

Hawkshead Grammar School

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Attraction | "Surpsingly Good"

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When we arrived in Hawkshead we had no idea about what was there. It was quite by accident that we didn't make it to Hilltop and had to spend the day looking around the village so we hadn't thought to look into anything else. So, when I read a sign that said that there was a grammar school where Wordsworth had studied I was quite excited. Who wants Beatrix Potter when you can have Wordsworth? Well, my sisters actually. But I for one was far happier at the thought of visiting somewhere related to Wordsworth and I managed to persuade my sisters (but not my parents) to come along with me. -Cost-Admission was very cheap. It was £2 for an adult and children went in for free so I thought t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2009

Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead, England

Beatrix Potter Gallery

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Attraction | "Something for Beatrix Potter Fans"

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My family and I had traveled to Hawkshead with a plan to visit Beatrix Potters house at Hilltop, however, when we discovered how difficult it was to get to Hilltop we decided to settle on a visit to a gallery of her illustrations. Beatrix Potter Gallery is a national trust property and being a national trust member I didn't have to pay to get in. If you are not member then admission is £4.20 for an adult, £2.20 for a child and £10.50 for a family. Getting into the gallery is a little bit on the complicated side because in order to gain admission you have to first go to the office, which is in an entirely different building and then get a timed ticket for entry. This actually works very wel...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 20, 2009

Beatrix Potter Gallery
Main Stree
Hawkshead

St Michael & All Angels Church

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Attraction | "A Nice but Unremarkable Church in Hawkshead"

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When we arrived in Hawkshead and found out that one of the "attractions" was a church I decided not to bother visiting it. I always think there's something distasteful about a place of worship being turned into a tourist attraction and find it a bit disrespectful to walk around a church with no intention of worshipping in it. However, there was time to kill before the bus arrived and nothing else to do so I took a walk up to the church to look around.The walk to the Church is all up hill and quite steep but it is completely worth walking up there just for the view. Whichever way you look the views are absolutely beautiful. You can get a great look over the village of Hawkshead and it reall...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 8, 2009

St Michael & All Angels Church

Hawkshead

Our Day in Hawkshead

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Story/Tip

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We recently took a family holiday to the Lake District and one of the things that we really wanted to do was visit Beatrix Potter's house at Hill Top. I picked up a leaflet about the attraction and had my national trust guide book on hand so we took the bus to Hawkshead as recommended and found ourselves in a little village with no sign of Hilltop. Fortunately the tourist information was close by and we were able to ask them for advice. The woman there told us that we could walk to the cottage but that it was along a road with no pavements or we could take a bus. We decided that it was too dangerous to walk there, the road was busy and we had a child with us so we waited at the bus stop only to discov...Read More

Minstrels Tea Room

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Restaurant | "15th Century Tea Room"

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During our recent holiday to the Lake District my family and I visited Hawkshead, a small village close to Ambleside where we were staying. After a horrible bus journey, a stressful attempt at getting to Hill Top and a slightly boring visit to a gallery of Beatrix Potter's art we were in desperate need of a good cup of tea. Fortunately we didn't have to look far for a tea room. When we walked into Minstrel's I absolutely loved the place. It looked so old and had so much character. Minstrel's is a fifteenth century building and has managed to keep a lot of the character without modernising the building. Looking around the room where we were seated I could see antique (or what I assume are a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2009