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Westminster

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I loved visiting Westminster! I could not believe how close I was to the tombs of such famous and influential people! I was able to touch one of the King Richard's (I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting Westminster! I could not believe how close I was to the tombs of such famous and influential people! I was able to touch one of the King Richard's (I can't remember which) tombs.Touch it! The audio tour was engaging and easy to use and a pleasant surprise as I hadn't expected there to be one. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful church with a rich history. Cost and ever present Crowds make it difficult to visit and enjoy. We even tried to attend an early Sunday Mass but it was far too crowded.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We made the visit in May, a little rain and it was a wonderful visit. So much history in this castle. I really loved the Arms room.

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Rainy day in London so we were on the hop on hop off bus. Only got out and took pictures from outside due to time limitations and the many sites we wanted to see. It is beautiful and the history is interesting?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Line was long getting into the church but once inside the experience was breathtaking given the deep history.

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Nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A very commanding building which appears much bigger up close. Take a walk over the bridge to see it at its best. A very British building!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A tour of the Abbey gives one access to some spectacular areas. Also try to go there when they are having a service - the lights will all be on, and hopefully someone will be playing the pipe organ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There were two lines outside the door when we arrived. You maybe able to get in quicker with the London Pass, though we didn't have it. There is an audio guide to lead you through the interior. We just happened to visit Westminster on "Ascension Day" and stayed for mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

So much to see here. The river Thames from Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, walks or river cruises, bus tours or even a free London tour which is absolutely free so check it out on the internet, you just give the guide the tip you think the tour deserves...so good. Houses of Parliament are so impressive as are most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have seen the Abbey on to for the royal occasions but to have seen it in real life. Phew. So much history . The different knaves the chapels , where the choir sat . The whole place was such a historical delight .

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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