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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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A small, rather squat church, by the river in the centre of the village. It is worth visiting for the Wordsworth connection. I always pause at the church when passing through... read more

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small, rather squat church, by the river in the centre of the village. It is worth visiting for the Wordsworth connection. I always pause at the church when passing through Grasmere on foot, as today. And if you have not before,gaze at the graves of the Wordsworth family.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Nice church, in small grounds , Worth walking through on grasmere visit . Vicarage over way is lovely

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a beautiful church in an idyllic setting. It was amazing to see the Wordsworth family grave.

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Thank Iain4545
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

A very quaint church in the centre of Grasmere. The graveyard contains the Wordsworth family plot, with William Wordsworth's tomb. Well worth a visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

You have to walk around The Daffodil Garden and Gravestones first.It's nice to see where Wordsworths family are buried and to see all the flagstones with the names and countrys where people have come from to visit this little church and surrounding scenery!The Church itself is quaint and interesting.

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Worcester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Head here early for a view of 3 generations of family graves in a beautiful, well maintained, grave yard. We arrived at about 09:30 and got some fabulous photos.

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had been to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum so this was a sort of final stop on the trail. The Wordsworth family graves bring our journey to an obvious end. The church itself is simple and respectful - I liked it - none of the grandeur some others seem to require - this was more a family church... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Free entry into church although donation boxes available.The graves of William Wordsworth and his family are the main attraction outside with information on the family both inside and outside. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The church where Wordsworth worshipped. He and his wife and other family members are buried in the church graveyard. Very simple inside which adds to its charm.

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Bury, Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The history of this church must be fascinating and when I have finished studying William Wordsworth I am going to research St. Oswald's Church. Well worth a visit

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