We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in the churchyard, making this church one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    65
    26
    9
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Northwich, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Any old church in the lake district is worth checking out, the graveyard is so interesting to see. I suggest a visit will be worthwhile.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

a charming church that makes you feel really comfortable about being there. Information is readily available if you want it but the atmosphere is peaceful and prayerful. The Daffodil Garden is really good fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes
england
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

ST Oswalds church is a charming little church very quaint in all ways nice place to sit and reflect,the path to the Wordworth plot is enchanting paved by slate markers that people from all around the world have contributed too.In 1802 William and Dorothy Wordworth walked past Glencoyne Bay they walked in the woods and saw a few daffodils close... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Always visit when I'm in Grasmere. I'm not a religious person but the church is beautiful- amazing architecture. William Wordsworth and his family are buried in the churchyard - just follow the signposts.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The churchyard houses the graves of the Wordsworth family including that of William himself. The church is the centrepiece of the village, offers a wide variety of events and is open everyday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

No charge but you can make a donation of choice. The Wordsworth family garves are situated at the back of the graveyard and cannot be missed, there is a green plauque there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Peaceful setting for such a great artist & Wordsworth family. The church has post cards etc for sale. Busy place, go in the morning to beat the crowds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were guest at a wedding at this church, which boasts graves for most of the Wordsworth family. It's a simple but delightful country church, the vicar took the ceremony well, and the grounds were great for post ceremony photographs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crewe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
141 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited Grasmere yesterday 20th August,felt like we were in The States,never heard so many American accents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.All saying the same thing 'This cute little place/town".Guess they don't have something so pretty over there.Anyway went into the church,it's like it is split into 2 halves by the stone wall-like structure which divides the church virtually symmetrically.Actually it is there to support the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A beautiful and fascinating church where the Wordsworths are buried (in churchyard). Stunning inside - a whole extra aisle was built and the roof lifted. Worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed St. Oswald's Church also viewed

Grasmere, Lake District
Grasmere, Lake District
 
Grasmere, Lake District
Grasmere, Lake District
 

Been to St. Oswald's Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing