Westminster Abbey is the only place that can offer a wonderful insight into British history and culture. The expert and excellent works of the artists and artisans have been on display here for a long time. It is one of the most religiously significant places in the United Kingdom.
History has it that a church dating back to the 7th century stood at the spot where the abbey stands today. The original building was constructed by Edward the Confessor during his reign between 1042 and 1066.
Construction of the incumbent building was initiated in 1245 when Henry III gave orders for it. The site was chosen by the king as his burial site. Henry III was buried here after his death in 1272.
There has been a long list of 17 kings and royal personnel buried in the Westminster Abbey till George II died in 1760. The work on the construction of the abbey went on till Richard II completed it in 1388.
The Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey is the place all the monarchs of Britain have been crowned. The trend has been on since William the Conqueror settled down as the king of England. The annual national pilgrimage to the Abbey attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Poets' Corner in the Westminster Abbey houses famous people like Tomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling and others like William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. Sir Isaac Newton also lies buried here. While you will have to buy tickets to go here, some parts of the abbey are free for all visitors.