How to get toHawkshead Grammar Schoolcar-free

Visit Hawkshead Grammar School car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to reach Hawkshead Grammer School as buses stop outside.

Bus 505 runs regularly to Hawkshead Tourist Information Centre from: Windermere train station (about 40 mins), Ambleside (20 mins) and Coniston (20 mins).

There are direct trains to Windermere from: Manchester (110 mins), Preston (55 mins), Lancaster (35 mins), Oxenholme (20 mins) and Kendal (15 mins). There are connections from London, Glasgow, Carlisle and all cities in the North of England.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Hawkshead Grammar School

Step back into a time where young men could drink beer and smoke at school and uncover some of the mysteries of 16th century education. The grammar school opened in the Elizabethan era and the poet William Wordsworth was educated there. You can have an introductory talk, take a quiz, play a game and write with a quill.

For any queries about visiting contact Hawkshead Grammar School on 015394-36674 or

Address: Hawkshead Grammar School, Main St, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS. Visit Website