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Address: Between Bluehouse Hill and Holywell Hill, St. Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number: +44 1727 819366
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans...

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name.

The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built.

The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks.

Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.

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Big green open spaces, large lake, play areas, river runs through it, Roman remains and views to savour. What's not to like, oh it's free! Also most awesome fireworks display over... read more

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Big green open spaces, large lake, play areas, river runs through it, Roman remains and views to savour. What's not to like, oh it's free! Also most awesome fireworks display over the lake to music.

Thank TheGoodFoodBoy
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spacious park on the western side of the city. Great views of the Cathedral and superb place for photo shots across the lake. The park was a roman town and theirs still many features still visible. The mosaic is indeed interesting and free of charge. Theirs also a roman museum at the entrance. As well as good walks, a cafe,... More 

Thank MarkMahoney
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park is very well-maintained, has a wide range of activities available and is ideal for a walk or feeding the ducks. It is a pleasant distance away from the Roman museum, Waffle House and the Fighting Cocks pub!

Thank Kieran_The_Mountains
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to see the fireworks over the weekend.Their 30th year doing this annual event was the first for my family and I.Enjoyed every minute of this well planned event.Music, food, live witty dj made this event very special for us.

Thank rAsHiKa S
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the Abbey, this has to be one of St Albans's top attractions. While the lake is a good place to start a visit, the vast green spaces will to draw you in and offer several interesting features to explore, including the Roman walls and the Hypocaust. The view from high up in the park is unmissable.

Thank 21C_Traveller
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely park,for relaxing,having a stroll or a jog around or just take the liitle ones down to the lakes or river and feed the ducks.Close to the abbey and the town and the Waffle house

Thank poolehornet
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to walk round the duck pond with my 3 year old son.. In the summer there is also the aqua splash park too which is brilliant and free to kids of all ages

Thank michael w
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun family trip. Great opportunity to learn about the history of the town and to see the ancient ruins. We enjoyed the museum and the mosaic.

Thank Seth E
hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something for everyone. Splash park, swings, walks, duck filled lakes, fighting cocks pub, crazy golf, tennis courts, basket or netball pitch, plus seasonal events and loads of history, museum and Inn on the park for refreshments. What more could you want?

Thank Jennifer F
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in St Albans for years. Much has changed, but not the Park. It is a fantastic centrally located, slightly Roman, hilly space, great views, good paved paths and a large lake with lots of water birds. Sadly, the water is virtually stagnant due to mis-management over time, or realistically, lack of funds. Over feeding with bread has stilted... More 

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