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Westminster Abbey

89
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

William and Kate’s wedding brought a 21st-century focus to this 700-year-old abbey, which is built on the same spot as a Benedictine monastery enlarged by Edward the Confessor in the 1040s Full review →

14

Concierge

Westminster Abbey, the huge Gothic church beside the Houses of Parliament, has been the setting for every coronation since 1066.

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Steeped in millennia of rich and often bloody history, Westminster Abbey is one of England's most iconic buildings. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

The Abbey is not just one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in Europe, it's also the shrine of the nation where monarchs are anointed before their God. Full review →

58

Let's Go

Nearly all important British church ceremonies take place here—including William and Kate’s wedding Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Westminster Abbey is a mixture of architectural styles, but considered the finest example of Early English Gothic (1190–1300). It's not merely a beautiful place of worship, though. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 55

Built at Henry VII's behest in the early 16C, this magnificent chapel is a fine example of the Perpendicular style. The pillars support magnificent fan vaulting on projecting keystones... Full review →

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