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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

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

Thank cambsman2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank andyccox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 9 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.

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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

Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 28 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

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.

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 18 September 2018

There is some work with scaffolding going on on the exterior of the church at the moment but don't let that put you off. When we visited there was a queue to see the Wordsworth graves in the church yard but blessed peace in the...More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very Old quaint church.Not very big inside, worthwhile to visit whilst in grasmere for peace and solitude inside places like this need help from tourists to keep maintained, please visit and make a donation. Myself a sucker for old churches

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A lovely little church in the heart of Grasmere- and also the burial place of William Wordsworth (famous poet). It has a tranquil vibe and some beautiful stained glass. A welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the tourists!

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