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Verulamium Park

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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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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

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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Such A Lovely park

Being in St Albans one has to visit the Verulamium Park a very short walk from the town centre and the from the wonderful cathedral you could easily spend a few hours in this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian J
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing overwhelming. Nice park for a stroll and to feed the ducks/swans. Great area for children to play. Not an absolute must see but still a nice place to take a walk and see some wildlife.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in St Albans one has to visit the Verulamium Park a very short walk from the town centre and the from the wonderful cathedral you could easily spend a few hours in this lovely park.

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Thank Ian J
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me it seems a little strange to review a park but here it is. Verulamium Park is nestled just behind the Abbey and is easily accessible from there. It is a green space fairly large in area and has a nice little stream running along the side which contain some wonderful ducks.

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Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very large (popular with families and joggers alike) park. Lots of swans and ducks on the enormous lake you can do a circular route of the lake and also visit a museum here..

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Thank tina-huggins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic for anyone no matter what the weather everything still to do and enjoy fantastic cafe with great food and drinks available

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

its a great park for a wander or to pass an afternoon, nothing particularly amazing but a lot nicer than many parks

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit on a regular basis all year round and it's one of the best parks around there is a lot to do great walks play football /volleyball and netball, playgrond with swings etc and a splash park, its for all ages to much to list just go, its next to the Roman museum so an educational day too, the... More 

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Thank Adam G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large park offering wonderful walks steeped in history. Great for walking, running, and exploring Roman ruins. Good cafe available for light refreshments.

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Thank Visitor931
Radlett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic park for strolling, running and chilling. Lots of character and places to sit. Cafe is great wide selection for stopping for bite to eat or drink.

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Thank EmsMurphy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It's a large park, kids and dogs can run all over the place, Mum and Dad can check out the Amazing mosaic on the hill for free and you can all enjoy a walk under the trees next to an original roman wall! In summer there are Ice cream vans and a fabulous water fountain park for kids to run... More 

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