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St. Oswald's Church

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Address: Grasmere, England
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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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Picturesque church in Cheshire town

Very picturesque church in Malpas, with great position on top of a hill. Lovely views of Cheshire all around. It's also well worth having a walk around the lovely town, with many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque church in Malpas, with great position on top of a hill. Lovely views of Cheshire all around. It's also well worth having a walk around the lovely town, with many old black & white buildings & some speciality shops/cafes too.

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Thank Elizabeth C
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Oswald's Church Grasmere has thousands of visitors each year mainly to visit the final resting place of the poet William Wordsworth and others of the Wordsworth family. According to Wordsworth, Grasmere is "... the fairest place on earth" and when visiting St Oswald's it is easy to see why. Even with a large number of people visiting at the... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

It gets a lot of attention as its right in the centre and contains Wordsworth's grave in its cemetery grounds. Also has a pathway composed of purchased name stones. I was lucky enough to be best man in this church at my mates wedding. Lovely inside. Shame they pebble dashed the outside though.

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Thank Bamb41
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

A nice little church peaceful and a mice yard to sit and think it is a place to go ,good stained glass windows just love it

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Thank Alan C
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was a very wet day when we visited this lovely little church and small churchyard. When we entered we we greeted by some pleasant ladies who were cleaning the church . Full of information and history they made us very welcome. Felt very privileged to see Wordsworth famiły graves.

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Thank karen C
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We went to a lovely wedding in St Oswald's. Its a small church set in stunning surroundings. Very clean & pretty inside with a welcoming feel. Could have been a tad warmer for the congregation.

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Thank Mathewsx2
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

typical church but of course with important historical references with the Wordworth family graves in the churchyard

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Thank TouristEtAl
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

smallest church in England so to be ticked off the list. Nice setting but small and un inspiring. A real genuine village church in a fab remote location yet with a nearby pub !

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Thank TheButler2014
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A very plain white stone washed interior overlooked by a gorgeous wooden roof. No stunning stain glass. But one does get the feeling of age. Externally the church looks very nondescript. However, a must see if you're a Wordsworth fan.

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Thank Rebecca S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

St Oswald's is a beautiful old Church, at which William Wordsworth and his family worshipped. He is buried in the cemetery, with his wife, his children and his sister, and several other family members also nearby. If you're interested in WW, then sit in the small Church and let your imagination take you back to how it must have been... More 

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