UNESCO World Heritage Site #92: Westminster Abby and St. Margaret’s Church

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UNESCO World Heritage Site #92: Westminster Abby and St. Margaret’s Church

UNESCO World Heritage Site #92: Westminster Abby and St. Margaret’s Church

From the World Heritage inscription:

Westminster Palace, rebuilt from the year 1840 on the site of important medieval remains, is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. The site – which also comprises the small medieval Church of Saint Margaret, built in Perpendicular Gothic style, and Westminster Abbey, where all the sovereigns since the 11th century have been crowned – is of great historic and symbolic significance.

Westminster is London. When you think of London you think of Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abby. In addition to the abby you can also enter parliament, which is something I did back in 1999 when I visited London. If I had to list one thing everyone should do if they only have a brief layover in London, it is to visit Westminster.

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  1. Whoa, they buried people inside of that building? I wonder if that makes things somewhat creepy for people…
    -Jack

  2. Stephanie says:

    Westminster Abbey is not only beautiful, taking the tour is like a walk through British history. So many famous people are buried here; Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens for example. It’s a really neat way to spend an afternoon.

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