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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 19 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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Hemel Hempstead
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As many other people have already said - this Cathedral is WELL worth a visit . Many different "sections" with lots of written history and plenty of helpful Guides. No Entrance Fee as such but a suggested donation of £4 is very fair. Also, I think about once a month they provide Clock/Bell Tower tours for the more adventurous (cost... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A day trip to St Albans is not complete without this stunning cathedral. Free to get in and look around, and it is not too big if you have small children. The grounds have lovely view as well. Only a very short walk from the centre of town.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. If you are in the area go along and see one of the real treasures of St Albans. One of the less popular Cathedrals in the UK but it is outstanding in so many ways.

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Chichester
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

NO entrance fee. Great display of history of the site which was informative and easy to understand. Staff friendly and helpful. Difficult to find as few signposts to the Cathedral as we drove into St Albans.

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st albans
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When visiting St Albans this is the place to go. It is a stunning building that offers great services for weddings and funerals or just a simple visit to explore the cathedral. I recently attended a wedding here which was very well planning and the staff were great.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A fantastic cathedral and well worth the visit. The people there are so nice and helpful. It has a great coffee shop and gift shop. Beautiful surrounding and loved the park and the lake

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the Abbey and was pleasantly surprised. I expected a wonderful building, but the amount of information on the history of the place is very good. You can easily spend a few hrs in here and not read all the info. The guides that were about were very helpful and more than happy to talk to you.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I live locally, but have taken visitors on several occasions to the Cathedral! There is a lot of history to be found, which our Australian visitors found very interesting! Personally I like to visit at Christmas and take in one of the carol services that are on! The accoustics are fab!

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sunny devon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visiting the Abbey I tripped on the cobblestones outside, bruised and bleeding I went to Reception. No first aid person available. First aid box very depleted. Waitress in restaurant very rude and unhelpful. Not a good experience.

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Blackpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The cathedral is very interesting and the history boards are well presented and it is worth taking the time to read them.There was a service on at the time which was nice and it appeared to be well attended. It was nice to see so many families at the service and they all seemed to get on very well together... More

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