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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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A small church with a long history. The rafters were interesting and the stained glass windows pretty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A small church with a long history. The rafters were interesting and the stained glass windows pretty.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to the church on a number of occasions. A really nice, peaceful place to visit and look around. There is a good range of local information/history to read as well as items to purchase.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a sweet church with simplistic decorations. There is a bit of interesting information about the church on display for visitors. Admirers of Wordsworth's work may enjoy visiting his grave which is in a quiet and peaceful setting.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It didn't seem at all unusual, that the the turnaround sixties and seventies, was an era when everyone seemed to major in generally the Arts or possibly Sciences, except for those few majoring in business; that lot were envisioned more as four year university visitors who were granted a patty cake degree for their investment. In such an artsy milieu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely church amazing inside, very tranquil walk round churchyard and a must to see is the Wordsworth graves. In winter you can feed the robins that gather there out of your hand (if you don't mind handling dry mealworms) ...

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Skelmersdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just beautiful and the people in the church at the time of our visit really made us feel welcome. There were lots of little items to buy for souvenirs at the back of the church too to tell you about its history. There was a lovely calming atmosphere inside the church. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The slab like walls of St Oswalds seem to conceal the remarkable interior, a place of worship, history and peace. Drop in a lunchtime and you may hear a beautiful piano recital

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Peaceful and tranquil location this is beautiful church dedicated to the martyr St Oswald. The grave yard has the tomb of William Wordsworth and the Daffodil Garden is connected to the church by an open gate in the stone wall ...... simply perfect .... I am a poet myself and could really appreciate the quiet, calm and meditative inspiration from... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful full of history, peace and quiet. open to the public and small and easy to get around. its position in the village adds to its charm. compared to other Churches its simplicity really adds to its top quality.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is an old church with interesting font and pulpit. Beautiful roof beams. Peaceful atmosphere. Situated by the River Rothay. Wordsworth grave is in the churchyard.

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Address: Grasmere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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