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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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Beautiful setting

The church is quite plain from the outside and not as small inside as you would think. The memorial to Wordsworth is the most interesting item to see inside. The old Churchyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church is quite plain from the outside and not as small inside as you would think. The memorial to Wordsworth is the most interesting item to see inside. The old Churchyard and the new garden beside the river are both pleasing and well cared for. The graves of William Wordsworth and his family are the main attraction outside.

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful still working church in peaceful setting, hoe of Wordswoth and his families graves. Next to the charming daffodil walk with dedicated pathway

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour took us to the quaint village of Grasmere in the center of the English Lake District . This area is associated with the Lake Poets. St. Oswald ' s is a small unpretentious church on the edge of the town. Step inside the church and make your way up to the altar and on the left hand side... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of beautiful Grasmere. this has so many links to Wordsworth as has many areas of the Lake District, including the families graves. The daffodils are fab in spring. Inside the church is surprisingly big and spacious. Set by the river and on the main road in Grasmere it is hard to miss. Worth a visit.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely simple little church with nice stained glass windows and is very well maintained. Small but charming and typical Lakeland and not spoiled by tourism. It has some interesting facts available to buy and/or read and a nice plaque about Wordsworth and the Wordsworth family graves. It also has a very small but nice little shop with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit.. Really is a simple building but has a wonderful charm about it.. Couple that with the Wordsworth Family Graves and the Daffodil Gardens its a lovely place to spend an hour or two..

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Just an average kind of church but made special by the fact that Wordswoth's Daffodil Gardens are next door and the Wordsworth Family Grave. Also the grave of Sarah Nelson of "Grasmere Gingerbread" fame is there.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

As churches go, this one is quite simple, but charming. It was built of roughcast stone, and has a slate roof. Inside is an arcade of five thick arches rising from the floor and an imposing timbered ceiling. St. Oswald's claim to fame is the fact that in the southeast corner of its churchyard one finds the grave of Wordsworth,... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

It was lovely to see that this church was open to the public in the evening . Normally churches are locked up tight .

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Fareham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This church is a must if you are interested in Wordsworth. He and his family are buried in the church yard. They church itself is very welcoming and has some interesting architectural features. Well worth a visit.

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