We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Verulamium Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Between Bluehouse Hill and Holywell Hill, St. Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number: +44 1727 819366
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 241 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Always worth a walk through

The parkland is a little too neat and tidy for someone who prefers wild and windy. Usually busy and with something going on, even if it is just the ice cream van. Easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
AlanfromWare
,
Ware, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The parkland is a little too neat and tidy for someone who prefers wild and windy. Usually busy and with something going on, even if it is just the ice cream van. Easy to branch off to the various attractions around the park, like the Cathedral, City Centre, or the Roman Museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great park to visit in the sunshine! There is something for everyone with sports facilities and a children's water park, as well as Roman remains to enjoy and the large lake to walk around. It was lovely to see all the little ducklings and wildlife. Not far from St Albans Abbey, which is definitely worth a visit. Free toilets and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A delightful place to walk beside (not on) the Roman walls, hearing the birds singing in the trees. Carry on round the lake and you should see herons and a variety of water birds. It is a great place for a picnic and although on a sunny day it is full of people there is always space. There is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A lovely peaceful park just a stone's throw from London. The pond with the ducks, geese and swans offers a lovely walk, while the Roman ruins offer a good view into the amazing history of this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
StAlbans P, Owner at Verulamium Park, responded to this review

Hello, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Verulamium Park. Thank you for your comments. More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
44 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a surprisingly large park being only a few miles from London and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It has a large duck pond and play areas for the kids. An interesting feature is that there are remains of the old Roman Walls around the park and in fact the the remains of the old Roman... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
StAlbans P, Owner at Verulamium Park, responded to this review

Hello, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Verulamium Park. Thank you for your comments. More 

Adelaide
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This park is expansive and gorgeous. With a large lake populated with a variety of birds it was a very pleasant experience strolling through the park with the sun shining down. There is no better place for a picnic than this park for miles around. Lap it up and relax in the fresh air of St Albans.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fun to watch families feed the geese or ducks, can go for long, long walks around the park, see Roman ruins, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This park is as well used now as it was over 50 years ago. A credit to the city. Something for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rugby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Popular with joggers, parents with young kids, and anyone who just likes a park. Easy walking distance from the town centre but feels a world away. Big lake running through the middle which has plenty of birdlife to watch. Only gripe would be not enough bins as too much litter blowing into the lake, which doesn't help the wildlife.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went to this park with out little bichon frise. Very clean and tidy Park.. No muds or dirt anywhere. Lovely people around and we had a great Sunday experience

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Verulamium Park also viewed

St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Watford, Hertfordshire
 
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
 

Been to Verulamium Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Verulamium Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Verulamium Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?