This church is well known because of its associations with the great Romantic poet William Wordsworth, who lived in nearby Dove Cottage and is buried in the churchyard.
It is named after St Oswald, a 7th century Christian king of Northumberland, who is said to have preached on this site.
The tower, porch and south wall are all that remain of the 14th century church.
Every year, Grasmere celebrates its Rushbearing Festival, a custom dating back to the days when the earthen floor was strewn with rushes, both for warmth and cleanliness.
Spectacular stained glass
National heritage here
Bus stop within 100m
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Café within 500m
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
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