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St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Crewe, United Kingdom
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111 helpful votes 111 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

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Bath, United Kingdom
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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

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cheapest of all books at all the site I have seen. The church is wonderfully distinct-ful in the village of Grasmere. Seated and looking around a profoundly old and historical building it is of considerable size for the area and there is a memorial to Wordsworth on his death. A table of books is nearby on the Lake District... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the drab exterior, the interior is fab. The ceiling interesting construction, it is like the church was widened in an interesting way. Read some of the inscriptions on the boards on the walls, interesting.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The church in the centre of Grasmere is quiet and peaceful, but the main attraction is the family grave of the Wordsworth family. Easily accessible and a quick visit to both church and graves are interesting .

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful understated church with a charm all of its own, the bringing in of the rushes ceremony had been held the day before we came so the church inside looked amazing

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This local church probably has one of the most famous graveyards in the country with the Wordsworth family graves. It always seems amazing that despite being in the centre of a busy Lake District tourist destination, the Church and its adjoining grounds seem so quiet and peaceful. The Church itself has a fascinating interior and it's worth taking time to... More

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