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St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Grasmere
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting St Oswald's at a the end of the day we found both the church and the churchyard to be peaceful and quiet. Lovely to wander round a well kept graveyard containing many more interesting head stones than just those of the Wordsworth's. The trickling of the river over the wall adds to the ambiance. Just one comment, who was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Looked in the Daffodil Memorial Book and checked our yearly subscriptions. Bought some small Easter gifts and postcards

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

so much history with this church which was dated back to 642. the cemetery also had a lot of history as the William Wordsworth & all his family are buried there. It is worth a visit especially if you are interested in old churchs

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Suffolk England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

People tend to visit the churchyard for the Wordsworth graves, but don't be put off by the slightly unprepossessing grey pebbledash exterior. The church is ancient, interesting (especially the roof) warm, and welcoming. Go and have a look and PLEASE PUT SOME MONEY IN THE COLLECTION BOX to support this lovely building and it's work in the wider community.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a must for anyone coming to Grasmere. A delightful little Lakeland church with character and atmosphere. Also visited Wordsworth's family graves.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I took a few photos on my winter visit. I hope they show the calm and lovely place there is inside the church, even if you don't care for churches normally.

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Merseyside England
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Walked from our hotel to the Christmas day service at this lovely old Church. I actually remember the minister's address so it must have been pretty good ! Worth popping in for a look round even if you don't have a particularly religious bent.

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Lancashire UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It's probably true to say that most visitors to this tranquil spot are only there to see the Wordworth family graves and that's OK but to leave without entering this ancient church is a mistake. Named after St.Oswald, a founding father of Christianity in England, it is a beautiful example of a small village church that has been very well... More

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Lancashire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A Christmas Eve to remember. A very special 6pm candlelight carol service with lots of wonderful words said and shared along a Christmas card to remember and put up each year. Do not miss out if you visit next Christmas.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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342 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A visit to the churchyard is a must. Here you will find the Wordsworth family graves. The headstones are modest, but the setting tranquil and very beautiful.

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