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Birthplace of John and Charles Wesley These guides do a wonderful job if you can catch them with no... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Minneapolis, MN
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Came here from Grimsby as doing a project about Methodist and where better to come then to John... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
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1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Birthplace of John and Charles Wesley These guides do a wonderful job if you can catch them with no bus tours around. There is actually a small parking lot just past the house. This is basically a “pilgrimage site” for Methodists, and doesn’t disappoint. The...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Came here from Grimsby as doing a project about Methodist and where better to come then to John Wesley house where it all began. This is the first time I have heard of him and was intrigued to see what I could learn. We got...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A small fascinating house where John Wesley lived. An interesting guided tour. Various historical artifacts. Pretty gardens. An interesting insight into John Wesley's life.

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Just a 300 or 400 metre walk along pavements from Epworth town centre, and with a small off-road car park, the Old Rectory is an attractive building set behind a low wall, and surrounded by fields (one of which had a delightful flock of black...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great to view the place John Wesley's family lived. Lovely garden, quaint village. Be sure to also see the Epworth Church where he preached and the St. Andrews Church where Samuel Wesley preached.

Thank salsa1942
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Opening at 1030, we met the efficient and knowledgeable lady guide. Before this we viewed the Physic garden which is well worth a look with the plants marked to show the ailments they "cured" in Wesley`s time. The house is a good size and pretty...More

Thank Royvenables
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley. The tour guides are dedicated volunteers who will give you a personal tour of the home of the Wesleys. As the founders of Methodism John and Charles are important historical figures and this building as...More

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are treated to an individual experience. The guided tour which you have to have lasted 2 hours and was full of interesting facts and anecdotes. It really was history brought to life! The garden was lovely to walk round...More

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is where Methodism began the home of John and Charles Wesley their mother Suzanna and father Samuel. The guided tour is excellent and we had an excellent guide although I cannot remember his name but so knowledgeable The rectory was built in 1709 and...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

On arriving in Epworth the road signs say "Epworth the home of the Wesleys. " This is the actual home. The Old Rectory is on a journey taking the building back to recreate the 18th century feel to the house. Guided by a knowledgeable guide...More

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