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Address: Grasmere, England
Description: The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in...
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.
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Quiet Village Church

We stopped by to visit the Wordsworth graves and visit the Daffodil garden, but we went in the church as well. Even with a walk through the garden it shouldn't take too long to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Watford, UK
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Watford, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stopped by to visit the Wordsworth graves and visit the Daffodil garden, but we went in the church as well. Even with a walk through the garden it shouldn't take too long to see every thing here. Just a quiet little church that gets a few more visitors than normal. The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is is located right next... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

So pleased I visited, don't think I have ever been in such an old church. Could imagine exactly what it must have bben like all those years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Whilst St Oswald's will not detain you for more than 30 minutes or so, it is a lovely little walk (both around the graveyard and Daffodil garden) and the tombs of the Wordsworth family are an important historic site. The Church is not the most traditional (inside), but again is a traditional village affairs and offers a little history and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Historic church with lots of Wordsworth Graves I. Churchyard. BeautifulWordsworth Dafodil Garden. The Gingerbread Shop just on the edge of the churchyard well worth a visit

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Bristol
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everyone who goes to Grasmere will, I'm sure visit this Church and the graves of William Wordsworth and family

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Cumbria
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A lovely warm church in the middle of grasmere, obviously very popular with the foreign visitors coming to see the Wordsworth graves. Very up to date with visitor information in Chinese and japenese

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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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.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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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!

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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 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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