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Address: 1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England

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Home of the Wesleys

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 came to call home. Saved by a charity in the 1950s this has become as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 an hour and a half.

1 Thank trooo3
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 items owned and used by the Wesleys. It is a must-see for anyone interested in... More 

1 Thank revdlf
Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit especially if you have an interest in Wesley as there is quite a lot about his life and the others in the family. Guides are excellent and even offered tea or coffee! Allow about an hour for a visit and make sure you take a walk around the Physic garden. There is a small gift shop which... More 

1 Thank Ian S
Epworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Took visiting friends as we live locally and have never been. House is architecturally uninspiring, the guided tour was a dull affair. It may have been more interesting if I was a Methodist. That's it really, a largish old house but not stately or in the countryside, largely unfurnished, no grounds worth talking of, where the Wesleys used to live.... More 

1 Thank travelguide43
Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We visited on Wednesday morning and enjoyed the guided tour, very worthwhile experience and the Guide was excellent. The visit brought home everything we have looked forward to in visiting this building.

1 Thank Alan M
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Went early Dec on an evening candle light group tour, which was very interesting, with knowledgeable guides in period costumes. The house takes on a different aspect in the flickering light with objects apearing out of the gloom, especially the costumed manikins. The history of the house was revealed in word and a little song most effectively. A sesonal snack... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

The house is interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The Wesley family lived very differently from modern families. And with many children. But in reality, it is most important to persons in the Wesleyan tradition.

3 Thank beaumont333

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