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St. Oswald's Church

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Address: , Grasmere, England
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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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An amazing little place

A beautiful church. People really need to make sure they donate a couple of quid to ensure places like this survive. Go to Italy they would charge you a fortune to enter this. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

My mum, brother and sister in-law attended a Sunday morning service here, which was in Latin! They said that the staff were friendly and welcoming, the service a little different than we are used to though! The graveyard which holds the Famiy of a famous poet is well kept and has some brief but interesting info on the family by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A beautiful church. People really need to make sure they donate a couple of quid to ensure places like this survive. Go to Italy they would charge you a fortune to enter this. A very tranquil place with the most amazing oak beam structure inside that I have probably ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My purpose for visiting was to pay my respects to the grave of William Wordsworth. Once one finds that church, the tomb itself is not hard to find, there will most certainly be people around it. It is a lovely church in a peaceful setting - quite fitting to his memory.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Probably one of the ugliest looking grade listed buildings you're likely to see, but don't let the 'pebble-dashed' exterior put you off going inside. The interior is simply stunning. And obviously take a good trip around the graveyard!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our stop in Grasmere was brief and there was no time to go into the church, but there was one thing that it would have been criminal to miss. Follow the sign (surprisingly discrete) and the little path through the churchyard, among the trees, to a little railed-off area. Here, together in one spot, are the graves of William Wordsworth... More 

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

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

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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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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