Why is Westminster Abbey so famous? The landmark welcomes over a million visitors a year! It is the setting for the Royal weddings and crowning ceremonies. It is also very close to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. That means that if youre in the capital for a short time, you are in the best area for tourist attractions.
The church was designed and constructed in a gothic medieval style. And its rich history dates back over 1000 years. In 1050, Benedictine monks travelled to the site where the church is now, and wanted to set up a coronation church. Westminster Abbey as we know it today was constructed between 1245 and 1272. Throughout the years, the church has seen many huge events in history. Furthermore, you can also find the tombs of some of the most prominent figures in British history, such as Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots and Charles Dickens but to name a few.
Within the abbey, there are 3 gardens (the Garth, the Little Cloister and College Garden and St. Catherines Garden). The College Garden has been cultivated for over 900 years, and you can still visit its original stone precinct wall today, built in 1376.