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St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in the churchyard, making...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
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.
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Bristol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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49 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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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!

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england
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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 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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.

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Lincoln
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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.

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Manchester, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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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.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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.

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