See the famous site where many famous monarchs and people are buried.
The Importance of Westminster Abbey
England's most visited religious site, Westminster Abbey, is a living monument to British history. Inside there are buried kings, statesmen, warriors, scientists, musicians and poets, including Charles Darwin, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Mary I, James I and Charles II. Initially the site of a Norman Abbey, Henry III built the present building in the 13th century to compete with the great European cathedrals of the time.
Westminster Abbey Ceremonies
The abbey has seen the coronation of every English monarch since William the Conqueror, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII. The abbey has continued over the centuries to play a crucial role in royal state occasions, and was the setting for the coronation of the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on 2 June 1953, as well as the funeral of the late Princess of Wales on 6 September 1997. Today, visitors to the abbey come to see the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the Royal Tombs and Edward 1'st Coronation Chair, as well as the Lady Chapel and Poets' Corner, where there is a memorial statue of William Shakespeare.
Contact address: The Chapter Office, Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA, UK or visit website www.westminster-abbey.org
Westminster Abbey is the place of the coronation, marriage and burial of British monarchs, except Edward V and Edward VIII since 1066. Visitors can see the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Tombs and Shrine of Edward the Confessor, the Coronation Chair, Lady Chapel and Poets' Corner, the Royal Chapels etc. The current building dates largely from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.
The best time to visit is during one of the services, or better still one of the special events organised with a Choir or Orchestra. Time this right and you may attend a service and enter for free. When visiting London, one place that cannot be missed is Westminster Abbey.
For more information visit http://www.westminster-abbey.org
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