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The Old Rectory

1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
+44 1427 872268
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Interesting family history

This is the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley. The tour guides are dedicated volunteers who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry J
Epworth, United Kingdom
Informative history

From the moment you arrive you are treated to an individual experience. The guided tour which you... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Clare R
via mobile
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1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
+44 1427 872268
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 24 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

1  Thank RosemaryThomas
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

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Allow plenty of time for your visit, as we were in the house being shown round for over an hour. I loved this house and could move in tomorrow! Our knowledgable guide escorted us through every room, with stories about the Wesley family. I should...More

Thank Millie024
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although this is not the house from which the young John Wesley was plucked, like a 'brand from the fire' (the thatched cottage previously on this site) , this is the fine Queen Anne house that Samual Wesley his wife Susannah and ten surviving children...More

1  Thank kishere t
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It's an interesting house but not much more. It really is about the Wesley family. My ancestors were Wesleyan which is why they were encouraged to move to Australia. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable so what I imagined would consume half an hour took...More

1  Thank trooo3
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely couldn't recommend this highly enough, the volunteers were very kind and welcoming, and the tour guide extremely knowledgable!

1  Thank DJBignell
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting and insightful insights into Wesleys' background and upbringing. Guided tour takes about 90 minutes and ours was very pleasant and thorough. Also a little bookshop and garden area.

1  Thank McChi
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Epworth is clearly proud of its links to the Wesley family and the Methodist movement. The whole town proclaims this history, and the Old Rectory is the jewel in the crown. Much attention has been paid to restoring the home with period pieces, including many...More

1  Thank revdlf
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