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The site was founded by Benedictine monks in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a The Abbey has been where kings have been crowned since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarch.
The present church was begun by Henry III in 1245 and is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country. The stonework is so intricate.
Inside are paintings, stained glass, and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. These include Isaac Newton whose coffin was carried into the abbey by two earls , two dukes. Poets and writers have a corner of their own.

I would have to have chosen a day when there was a special event so no admission after 12 noon. Still I had a wander around the outside and admired the carvings and architecture.
Admission is 12 which is expensive, yet crowds of people were queuing up to go in. The front of the abbey is so much nicer since it has been cleaned.

Nearby St Margaret's, the church where MPs get married is pleasant to look at and Dean's Yard has a completely different style to it.

Address: Deans Yard, SW1
Directions: St James's Park tube
Phone: 0 20 7654 4900
Website: http://www.westminster-abbey.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 18, 2009
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