Though Westminster Abbey didn't become the legendary Gothic church it is today until 1245, the site itself served as a place of prayer as early as the 10th century. Located to the west of the Palace of Westminster, the cathedral remains the traditional site of coronations, burials and, of course, royal weddings. Highlights of the Abbey are the tombs of both Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor. You can also explore the Lady Chapel, which is considered to be the last remaining medieval masterpiece. Steeped in over a millennium of history and tradition, Westminster Abbey is a definitely worth checking out.
*If you're looking for an extra dose of history, check out the museum.
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