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Address: Grasmere, England
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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11 May 2015

Wonderful full of history, peace and quiet. open to the public and small and easy to get around. its position in the village adds to its charm. compared to other Churches its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful full of history, peace and quiet. open to the public and small and easy to get around. its position in the village adds to its charm. compared to other Churches its simplicity really adds to its top quality.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is an old church with interesting font and pulpit. Beautiful roof beams. Peaceful atmosphere. Situated by the River Rothay. Wordsworth grave is in the churchyard.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Got all emotional. Ended up writing a poem. The whole place is just inspiring. I loved how the clouds loitered on the tips of the peaks. I kind of wish the weather was better but then I wouldn't of got these lovely photos. I think the tribute garden was a great touch as the bench offered a spot to think

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Edinburgh,UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have visited Grasmere often, but had never actually been inside this church and churchyard. The church itself is lovely - a haven of peace on a busy day. Many members of the Wordsworth family are buried in the churchyard, including William and his sister Dorothy.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love old churches! This one has been extended in an unusual way, so is not what's expected inside ...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Interesting old church for a quick visit, but it comes alive in a service with the fantastic canon cameron. Well worth worshipping there

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

The attraction is without doubt the grave of Wordsworth and it was pleasing to see that they have not tried to make it razzmatazz, maintaining the grave in a respectful way. I like the daffodil garden which has engraved slate plaques for supporters of the church, again a respectful way to raise much needed funds.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A nice place that has a garden dedicated to Wordsworth and were you can visit his grave. The daffodil garden is a nice touch which has a walkway with peoples and families names on tiles

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wigan
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had the church to ourselves for most of the time and was able to appreciate it as a place of worship rather than a tourist destination. Nothing to dislike

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well worth going into the Church after you have strolled round the graveyard where the Wordsworth family are laid to rest and it is right next door to the Gingerbread Shop!

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