Westminster AbbeyThroughout the world people feel that "The Abbey", as Westminster Abbey is affectionately called, is theirs. It is indeed many different things to many different people: the setting for every coronation since 1066 and for many other royal events, world famous burial place of royals and other celebrities, a sculpture gallery of world renown, a quirky place...But it was founded as a Christian monastery and remains to this day first a place of worship.
Westminster Abbey - A Very Brief History of CoronationsWith only two exceptions, every single English monarch has been crowned here, beginning with William the Conqueror on December 25, 1066, right down to Queen Elizabeth
Westminster Abbey - Bells, Chimes and BurialsWestminster Abbey has had bells since 1220 and the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers provides ringing at the Abbey for major church festivals, Royal and civic events. The half-muffled Abbey bells were included in the worldwide broadcast of the funeral service for Princess Diana. In August 2000, the bell ringers of Westminster Abbey took their skills on
Westminster Abbey - Frequently Asked QuestionsHow big is the Abbey? - Floor area: 2972 square meters; height of West Towers: 68 meters; seating capacity at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953: about 8,200 Are Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral the same building? - No. Westminster Abbey is an Anglican Church,
Location and Hours of OperationWestminster Abbey (Chapter Office), 20 Deans Yard, London SW1, near Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge Open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 16:45, Saturdays 9:00 - 14:45 (last admission 13:45); Sundays Worship only - no tourist visiting Admission Charges: Adults 6 Pounds, concessions 3 Pounds, Family (2 adults + 2 children) 12 Pounds, Under 11 years FREE
For further information, please call telephone No. 020 7222 5151 in London, England
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