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St. Oswald's Church

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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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Definitely worth a peek inside!

We have visited Grasmere often, but had never actually been inside this church and churchyard. The church itself is lovely - a haven of peace on a busy day. Many members of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Edinburgh,UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have visited Grasmere often, but had never actually been inside this church and churchyard. The church itself is lovely - a haven of peace on a busy day. Many members of the Wordsworth family are buried in the churchyard, including William and his sister Dorothy.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love old churches! This one has been extended in an unusual way, so is not what's expected inside ...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Interesting old church for a quick visit, but it comes alive in a service with the fantastic canon cameron. Well worth worshipping there

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

The attraction is without doubt the grave of Wordsworth and it was pleasing to see that they have not tried to make it razzmatazz, maintaining the grave in a respectful way. I like the daffodil garden which has engraved slate plaques for supporters of the church, again a respectful way to raise much needed funds.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A nice place that has a garden dedicated to Wordsworth and were you can visit his grave. The daffodil garden is a nice touch which has a walkway with peoples and families names on tiles

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wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had the church to ourselves for most of the time and was able to appreciate it as a place of worship rather than a tourist destination. Nothing to dislike

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well worth going into the Church after you have strolled round the graveyard where the Wordsworth family are laid to rest and it is right next door to the Gingerbread Shop!

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Watford, UK
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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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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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