2. Westminster Abbey
One of the places connected with royalty in the UK, indelibly, for 950 years, is Westminster Abbey. From when William the Conqueror was crowned in 1066, the abbey has seen every coronation since – 38 in all, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth’s in 1953 (an incredible 60 years ago – congrats Liz!). It is also usually the choice for royal weddings although notably, Charles married Diana in St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Abbey is an amazing building, home to the tombs of 17 monarchs and the museum, which holds the Coronation Chair. It remains a functioning church and is open for public tours 6 days a week.