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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried... more » Owner description: St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago.The building itself is a blend of architectural styles spanning a millennia and contains recycled Roman bricks from Verulamium. Of special interest are the 13th century wall paintings, a rare watching loft and the shrines of Saint Alban and Amphibalus, the priest who converted Alban to Christianity. « less
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

First off, the architecture is truly stunning. It's a wonderfully preserved medieval masterpiece. However... the inside is littered with paper machie models (towering about 9ft tall), puppets and God-knows what else. Prayerful silence is non-existent, with loud nattering that echo's through Englands largest nave. In reference to my review title, it seems that there is a rich cultural experience to... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

My wife and I found it interesting if not outstanding, it was nice not to be told to "pay up" before we went in. we prefer to give a donation. It had been renovated but a bit mish mash. The Collage was cleverly put together by the children and the scones in the Refrectory were Delicious

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a second rate cathedral that has been ruined by renovations. It is currently debased by awful modern art works. See York Minster and Lichfield and Winchester first.

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Abbey (as it's more commonly known as locally) is a peaceful place to visit or just enter to sit and contemplate or pray. This may sound obvious but this is not true of all such places. Here you can slip in (without charge) and while away an hour or so away from the hustle of a busy working/shopping city.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I must declare that I am not a great lover of cathedrals or churches, but I do admire the actual structures and architecture involved. The cathedral is unusual in that sections of it are built in roman brick which were utilised from the nearby ruins. The grounds are attractive and give the building a nice setting. I would put the... More

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautiful building not to be missed if you visit St Albans plus the surrounding verulanium park which the cathedral is located in is a lovely area

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited the cathedral during a day trip to St Albans. It was lovely and we spent nearly an hour walking around. There are free guided tours which unfortunately we did not have time to join but would recommend to others. It is free to go into but you can make a donation. We did go into the restaurant after... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

St Albans Cathedral is a totally wonderful cathedral. There are lots of different areas to explore. It's free to go in.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful with excellent 1WW exhibition. Well worth a visit to see the wonderful rose window in the older part of the Abbey.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

St Albans Abbey and the park surrounding it is one of St Albans most beautiful places. Steeped in history with Romand remains of the old city wall and a very well preserved Roman hypocaust ( heating system) plus museum. The Abbey itself has some stunning stained glass windows with a magnificent Rose window. The Abbey has a superb restaurant with... More

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