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Hawkshead, Lake District 

Located in the South Lakeland area to the west of Windermere, the picturesque village of Hawkshead is rich in history and was once regarded as a wool and market town.

Until the 12th century, the ancient township was owned by the monks of Furness Abbey and has become famous as the hometown of literary figure William Wordsworth who attended Hawkshead’s grammar school. William Heelis, the husband of Beatrix Potter, also lived in the area. 

Hawkshead’s beautiful little streets, lined with 17th century homes and quaint pubs are a hive for tourists that flock to the village each year. Situated close to Esthwaite Water and Grizedale, Hawkshead can be reached in under twenty five minutes by car from the Windermere Suites. 

Visit Hawksead whilst staying at Windermere Suites