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St. Oswald's Church

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #8 of 16 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Peaceful setting for such a great artist & Wordsworth family. The church has post cards etc for sale. Busy place, go in the morning to beat the crowds.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were guest at a wedding at this church, which boasts graves for most of the Wordsworth family. It's a simple but delightful country church, the vicar took the ceremony well, and the grounds were great for post ceremony photographs.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited Grasmere yesterday 20th August,felt like we were in The States,never heard so many American accents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.All saying the same thing 'This cute little place/town".Guess they don't have something so pretty over there.Anyway went into the church,it's like it is split into 2 halves by the stone wall-like structure which divides the church virtually symmetrically.Actually it is there to support the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A beautiful and fascinating church where the Wordsworths are buried (in churchyard). Stunning inside - a whole extra aisle was built and the roof lifted. Worth a visit

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cheapest of all books at all the site I have seen. The church is wonderfully distinct-ful in the village of Grasmere. Seated and looking around a profoundly old and historical building it is of considerable size for the area and there is a memorial to Wordsworth on his death. A table of books is nearby on the Lake District... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the drab exterior, the interior is fab. The ceiling interesting construction, it is like the church was widened in an interesting way. Read some of the inscriptions on the boards on the walls, interesting.

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