"Westminster Abbey" Historical Tip by iandsmith

Historical, London: 219 reviews and 548 photos

  One of the world's most historical sites
by iandsmith

Favorite thing: It is not unreasonable to suggest that this is the world's most famous abbey.
Trivia - When you're walking up the marble steps, just remember an Aussie (of Italian descent) made those. Read "Rusconi's masterpiece" in my Australia pages for confirmation.

Fondest memory: If it's medieval architecture you want, you won't be disappointed. If it's history you want, tombs and monuments proliferate within these walls.
In fact, the place is half church, half museum and the lines are inevitably blurred between the two.
Coronations of all royalty have taken place here since 1066. There are tombs of kings and queens and other famous figures of history. There are memorials to literary greats, household words throughout the English speaking world.
Yes, it may well be crowded, but you must see it.
This is a picture of the classic stonemason's work above the main entrance at the West Front Towers. The devil is in the detail. Then again, it could be the disciples!

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 21, 2004
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