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Westminster Abbey

Address: Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England (Westminster)
Phone Number: 44 20 7222 5152
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Ranked #23 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is...
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. At first home of Benedictine monks, the coronation church since 1066 and the final resting place of 17 monarchs. It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, various other artifacts and books plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK.
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in History you have to visit Westminster Abbey, it's full of it. I thought it was expensive at £20 a ticket, but you do get a very good audio tour and there are plenty of guides around to ask questions...and you will. Make sure you visit everything, every corner has a story to tell and listen... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a beautiful building and just steeped in history. Entry costs £20 for adults with the usual concessions for children, seniors etc. Well worth the money as you get an audio guide with entry fee. Take your time to soak up the atmosphere and listen to the commentaries. You can also book a guided tour. All in all just a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We've been meaning to go round the Abbey for many years and finally got round to it. It is the most remarkable place that you should visit once in your lifetime---but only once as the £20 entry fee is way over the top

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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The title of the review speaks for itself, I loved this building. The architecture was amazing, a must see for anyone traveling to London

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had passed the Abbey many times and finally made it inside. We spent a wonderful few hours admiring the architecture and the atmosphere. The audio guide was very useful but we felt that there were other areas and objects that needed labels and we were left wondering what they were. It was wonderful to see the tomb of see... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It is very old. Lots and lots of history. Epitaphs for sure of a lot of famous people ...... They might be buried there also but i am slightly confused about that.....that is because of the sheet number of famous people interred here...... Whether it be kings n queens, poets, scientists, politicians, you name it. The fascinating ones for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place despite the ridiculous cost of entry, and the staff who think that they're too good to dealing with the plebs. These factors aside, Westminster Abbey is a joy. It oozes history from every stone, it fascinates, amazes, and should be on the itinerary of every visitor to the Capital. From Queen Elizabeth I's grand tomb, to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have travelled to London many times over the years but had never visited Westminster Abbey until a few weeks ago and then realised what I had been missing. Wonderful architecture and sense of history. Quite an amazing place. My favourite bits - the ceilings, the tomb of Mary Queen of Scots, and Poets Corner. We arrived just after 10am... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

On my bucket list for years, this iconic Abbey is central to our nation's collective memory. Memorials and sanctuaries abound in remembrance of the great, the good and sometimes the not so good. All are described on the audio-guide included with the entrance fee. After a brief bag search we quickly passed into the abbey. We had paid on-line and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was here on Wednesday I had a great day. On entering I thought £20 is a bit steep for this sort of attraction and was gutted to find photos weren't allowed - yrs there's some postcards in gift shop but not of the things I wanted. I had hoped that like Carlisle cathedral you could buy a permit to... More 

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