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St. Oswald's Church

Address: Grasmere, England
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in the churchyard, making...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
87 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Whilst St Oswald's will not detain you for more than 30 minutes or so, it is a lovely little walk (both around the graveyard and Daffodil garden) and the tombs of the Wordsworth family are an important historic site. The Church is not the most traditional (inside), but again is a traditional village affairs and offers a little history and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Historic church with lots of Wordsworth Graves I. Churchyard. BeautifulWordsworth Dafodil Garden. The Gingerbread Shop just on the edge of the churchyard well worth a visit

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Bristol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everyone who goes to Grasmere will, I'm sure visit this Church and the graves of William Wordsworth and family

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Cumbria
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A lovely warm church in the middle of grasmere, obviously very popular with the foreign visitors coming to see the Wordsworth graves. Very up to date with visitor information in Chinese and japenese

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Any old church in the lake district is worth checking out, the graveyard is so interesting to see. I suggest a visit will be worthwhile.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

a charming church that makes you feel really comfortable about being there. Information is readily available if you want it but the atmosphere is peaceful and prayerful. The Daffodil Garden is really good fun!

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england
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72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

ST Oswalds church is a charming little church very quaint in all ways nice place to sit and reflect,the path to the Wordworth plot is enchanting paved by slate markers that people from all around the world have contributed too.In 1802 William and Dorothy Wordworth walked past Glencoyne Bay they walked in the woods and saw a few daffodils close... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Always visit when I'm in Grasmere. I'm not a religious person but the church is beautiful- amazing architecture. William Wordsworth and his family are buried in the churchyard - just follow the signposts.

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Lincoln
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The churchyard houses the graves of the Wordsworth family including that of William himself. The church is the centrepiece of the village, offers a wide variety of events and is open everyday.

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Manchester, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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