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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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Do not wander lonely.....

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Milton Keynes
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 180 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Got all emotional. Ended up writing a poem. The whole place is just inspiring. I loved how the clouds loitered on the tips of the peaks. I kind of wish the weather was better but then I wouldn't of got these lovely photos. I think the tribute garden was a great touch as the bench offered a spot to think

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Edinburgh,UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Address: Address: Grasmere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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