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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.
Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church..visited Wordsworth family graves.. very peaceful and serene.. took lovely photo of the clock on the church

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shyboy2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the grave of famous poet Mr. William Wordsworth was a great experience. The grave is situated in the grave yard of St. Oswald's Church in Grasmere, which is a beautiful village. The grave is not well maintained Unfortunately. There were only a few daffodils...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This church in the middle of Grasmere is a lovely peacefull spot to get a break from busy Gasmere. The Wordswerth conection is interesting to visit the family graves.The inside has lovely beamed roof and some good stained windows.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pat c
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The uninspiring exterior didn't prevent Wordsworth from attending regularly and he is buried with his family there, under a Yew tree he planted himself. Inside is unusual if unspectacular, which contrasts well with the stunning beauty of the valley in which Grasmere sits. Despite the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cambsman2015
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The interior is full of character and architecturally interesting particularly the roof. No guide available but plenty of information to read Worth visiting the Wordsworth family graves, but I was there in October so unfortunately no Daffodils

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andyccox
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

You will come upon the church as you snake through the centre of the town’s narrow road. It rests by the side of the main road, near a brook of fresh running water and amongst the old churchyard and gardens. Even prior to knowing any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is a very picturesque church that appears to have a semi-finished tower in a different color than the rest of the church. The cemetery is its chief attraction. Leading to the church is a lovely 16c stone bridge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very much enjoyed taking the time to walk the grounds and view the interior of this church. The history, architecture and details are worth the time to browse and take in this 14th century church. The hand made knee cushions are a work of art...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Called in on 27th September 2018. This is one of the most unusual churches I have seen. It has cross timbers very similar to the inside of a barn. The building is well cared for and work was ongoing on the walls outside whilst we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Whilst visiting Grasmere we popped into St Oswald's church. What a beautiful church and so full of genuine history! So peaceful even with visitors.

Date of experience: September 2018
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