St. Oswald's Church
St. Oswald's Church
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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.
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artiekellie
St Helens, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The lack of opulence here makes me fell very fulfilled. I find great comfort and peace every time I go. The tranquility fills me up - until I need a recharge - so I go back again. Years ago I was in desperate need of support. I found it here at St Oswald’s , of which I remain eternally grateful.
Any rate if the above seems a bit heavy, I was enjoying a cup of tea opposite the church, when my Daughter said to me “ Dad, are you going into the Church…? “”Too right” was my response, a split second later the church bell rang !
Written 27 November 2023
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in the Lake District staying at the excellent Crown Hotel in Wetheral (Review to follow) and earlier today we visited the lovely Church and gardens (including seeing William Wordsworth’s grave) of St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere.

It is a lovely Church and setting - helped by the fact it was such a beautiful late Summer/early Autumn day. Certainly would be a great pity to visit Grasmere and not spare 15 minutes seeing both the Church, Gardens and - of course - William Wordsworth’s final resting place!
Written 5 September 2023
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Sally W
Moray, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Peaceful and simple. A special place. Try to find time for a wander round the adjacent garden... there is more than just daffodils growing there.
Written 29 July 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
St. Oswald's Church is located in Grasmere, a little town, where the poet Wordsworth has lived with his wife and children some years and it is located in Cumbria Region, in the North of England. It was built in the 14th Century, but it was after remodelled. Nowadays, it is known because it is related to the poet. In fact, inside you can buy some works of him. It has a big square bell tower and a main nave, where you can see an altar. In the surroundings, in the cemetery, the poet is buried and you can see the grave.
(See also Wordsworth Grasmere, Lake Grasmere, Wordsworth Duffodil Garden and Rydal Water)
Written 20 July 2023
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited the churchyard and graves of several members of the Wordsworth family at this church but did not visit inside the church. There is a daffodil garden adjacent to the church which we did not visit because we wanted to visit Dove Cottage during the short time we had there.
Written 26 June 2023
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Helen H
Driffield, UK3,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We always walk around the graveyard, to enjoy the peace and tranquility before moving on. We visited the grave of William Wordsworth and looked around the outside of the church. Always pleasant on a sunny day! And shouldn't be missed if you can help it.
Written 1 April 2023
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Most people probably just come to visit Wordsworth's grave but the church itself is definitely worth a look. It is dedicated to St. Oswald, King of Northumbria who is believed to have preached on the site around 630AD. The present church was built about 1300AD. Inside is plain and simple, but very beautiful and peaceful, and the old wooden beams of the roof are amazing. The church also contains a number of memorials, including one to Wordsworth, and a more modern stained-glass window depicting St. Oswald.
Written 4 February 2023
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kimlovesjaws
Essex, UK1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful church inside and out, worth a walk round
The grounds are well kept and nice to sit and rest in with the Wordsworth family graves made nice for visitors to see
Written 9 November 2022
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Cookiescot
Halesowen, UK743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A lovely simple church and churchyard, the gravestones of the Wordsworth family were hard to read, would love to see the daffodil garden in flower.
Written 29 October 2022
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lesley b
Norwich, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Nice to walk round the church, where William Wordsworth and Sarah Nelson (gingerbread shop) had! First church I’ve been into with a sofa in it!
Written 1 October 2022
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