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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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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Lots of historical points of interest here. Some great wildlife too. Weather was dismal though so my advice is to visit on a fine day and take a picnic. If the weather is good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of historical points of interest here. Some great wildlife too. Weather was dismal though so my advice is to visit on a fine day and take a picnic. If the weather is good and you have a toddler in tow you can make use of the toddler's splash pool. Lots of circular walks to follow as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Veralanium park has lovely facilities for children. Very nice splash park, playground and cafe all close to the car park and very child friendly. Cafe is fairly expensive for what it is and the car park is chargeable which is unnecessary given how far it is from stations etc. it gets very busy on a sunny day.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the park on the Saturday, there were six of us ages ranging from 1 to 64 and we all enjoyed it. The 4 year old peddled his way round the lake on his little trike while the elders strolled and pushed the baby. We took a picnic with us and great fun was had by all.. We visited... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely park with a very large lake that has a lot of ducks, geese and swans to feed. It also has a playground and a splash park which my little girl loves. There are Roman ruins, excavasions and museum which are very interesting.

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Redbourn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A wonderful park with a little cafe, play park, splash park (in summer), large pond, lots of open green areas and more. Close to the wonderful Waffle house also. I just wish during busy summer times the car park was bigger as sometimes you have to play car dodgems to find a space. Parking is cheap though.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Verulamium Park offers many things, a swimming pool and gym, a theatre, a museum, Roman Remains, a cafe, a lake (slightly dirty) , sports pitches and vast acres of grass to walk on and picnic on. The lake island is home to a large colony of Herons whose nests are a spring attraction. The lake itself had dirty water and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a beautiful park. Lots to do for everyone. There is a lovely water splash park for children. Within the park is a lovely cafe that serves hot food and drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent museum with screen displays, videos and information screens to use. All accessible for wheelchairs with plenty of room to maneuver, and the paths reasonable to get to the sites and children's play area. The only problem was the St Albans Council men's disable toilet, as it was too small for most wheelchairs and had a broken dryer. The toilet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely walks surrounded by St Albans Cathedral. Always visit the fireworks display which is amazing .

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Hemel Hempstead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good for walks, playing and relaxing. Clean, well managed and large. Lakes with ducks & wild foul. Cafe in the Park is worth a visit. We go there often to walk dogs.

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