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“Great spot with lots of history”
Review of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Ranked #11 of 1,861 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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..
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed our walk through westminster with an audio guide. It was interesting to see the more famous effegies scattered in all areas of the cathedral. I always wish that it was accepteable to take pictures in such great looking churches but can unsderstand why they choose not to let us. A must visit when in London.

Thank filafan1
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Westminster is a very sacred and holy site housed in the grand ancient abbey. It is well worth the money. As you walk you can see the tombs or memorials of all the most important people in history from Darwin to the royal family throughout history. I highly recommend an adioguide. Westminster is like no other abbey or cathedral you will ever see - do not miss!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Lovely building is rich in history. The tombs of British kings and queens are here. The poet's corner is also filled with tombs and statues to many of history's greats. A trip to London would be incomplete without a visit to the Abbey.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

So much history. I enjoyed seeing on the graves of royalty. We went on a week day, we attempted to go on a weekend day, but too many people.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The lines are long to get in, but they are worth it. There are so many famous people and royals buried here that they are full up, and can't add anymore graves. The likes of different Kings and Queens are buried here, and even the Abbey's personal plumber is buried here. Things can get crowded, so go in the morning and spend up to 2 hrs in the Abbey. There's a great store to visit with many souvenirs and jewellery to buy.

1  Thank Mark M
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