Westminster Abbey Tavel Guide

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  • Westminster Abbey Tavel Guide

Located to the west of the Palace of Westminster, Westimster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the most notable religious buildings in the UK. As a large, mainly Gothic, church in the City of Westminster, London, it has been the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. The abbey is a Royal Peculiar and between 1540 and 1556 had the status of a cathedral; the building is no longer an abbey nor cathedral however, having instead the status since 1560 of a "Royal Peculiar" – a church responsible directly to the Sovereign.