Formally known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, the Westminster Abbey, located in London, England is possibly known the world over as the place where the Royal Wedding of 2011 was officiated. Indeed, the ceremony was held at this prestigious institution and was the 16th such Royal Wedding that was officiated at the Abbey since 1100 and were among the weddings of the incumbent Queen Elizabeth ll, Princess Anne (the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth), and Prince Andrew (the second son of Queen Elizabeth).
The Westminster Abbey London is a widely known religious building in the country with it being used not only for royal weddings, but also for coronations and burials as well and indeed the incumbent Queen Elizabeth’s coronation took place at this iconic site. In terms of burials, it is not only the British monarchy that enjoys this privilege for with Oliver Cromwell burying Admiral Robert Blake in the Abbey, other public luminaries ranging from doctors, scientists and generals such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and William Wilburforce were all buried in the Abbey as well. A noteworthy fact is the tomb of The Unkwnown Warrior; the grave of an unnamed British soldier who died in battle during the First World War; is found towards the great west door and walking on this particular grave is strictly prohibited.
This landmark also has the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site given its construction in the 10th century and the gothic architectural styling of the Abbey. Furthermore, the extensive garden of the Church, believed to be the oldest in the country, allow visitors a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life and provides a rare moment of solitude.
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