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St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #6 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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Hartlepool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Quaint church with lovely interior. The churchyard has other interesting graves as well as the Wordsworth's

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely church with lots of local history.Worth a stroll around, pretty gardens and see the graves of the Wordsworth family. Next to the river, really beautiful location.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely village setting. On sunday the church bells ring out over the pretty village of Grassmere. Lots of history worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

St. Oswald's was Wordsworth's church when he lived at Dove Cottage with his sister, Dorothy. The lovely ancient churchyard is his and the family's burial sites. The old yews, bluebells in May, the glorious rhododendron offer reverence and timelessness to the experience. The little Church is precious as well; they have beautiful postcards and books and additionally much history of... More

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camberley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There is a lot history attached to this church nice quiert place to walk round. Look at Wordswoths grave, and the rive walk.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great place to go to see the grave and the garden, well laid out and maintained, the church wasn't open when we were there (a bit late in the evening!) but it was beautiful grounds and setting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautiful church in the heart of Grasmere, we visit whenever in the lakes.St Oswalds is quite simply the heart of the village.Wordsworths grave is in the grounds.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

St.Oswalds church is nice place to take a little time out for some quiet reflection although this can be difficult at some time of year as it gets busy with lots of tourists.Interesting name plaques abound in the grounds of the church !

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