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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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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Louise2902
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The no-doubt essential harling applied to the exterior make for an unappealing facade. No doubt that the Wordsworth family graves attract visitors; but how they need a tidy! However, the interior of the Church has a spectacular roof of heavy oak beams as well as...More

Thank hem0116
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here to see the graves of Wordsworth and his family members after being told about it in Dove Cottage, the church is lovely but quite small they have gifts to purchase and you put the money in an honesty box, donations also welcome. Not...More

Thank julieann1kitten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, very wet day when we were there. We planned the trip to pass through Grasmere and so glad we did. It is a beautiful quaint little town and the church and graveyard are well maintained. Parking is a bit difficult.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled round the church to which my Son declared it was 'spooky'. Think that was mainly because it was darker inside compared to the church we go to at home 😂. Lovely little church and well kept. The grounds are busy though, lots and...More

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't just visit the Wordsworth graves, this is a ownderful parish church and should be supported generally

Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We came to the village, with just the intention of a stroll, but found ourselves drawn to the church yard. Beautiful church, the setting seemed most appropriate for the final resting place of William Wordsworth. Peaceful and beautiful, worth visiting whatever the weather.

Thank Helen H
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