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St Albans Cathedral

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Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
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Description: St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in...
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.
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A fantastic place. The architecture and history of the cathedral are quite interesting. Totally worth visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place. The architecture and history of the cathedral are quite interesting. Totally worth visiting.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited twice as there was a service on the Sunday. Stalbans tomb, the reredos, rose window and the wall paintings are of interest

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history, filled with reverence and serenity and manned by helpful and friendly volunteers, the Cathedral is a must-see if you are in the area. We missed a guided tour but I am definitely coming back to learn more about this magnificent building.

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Londres, Royaume-Uni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice and huge cathedral with a long history! Worth visiting when around St Albans. The park nearby is also lovely.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is huge! I thoroughly endorse the initiative to involve the children by having a family trail. There were many informed volunteers eager to tell my Grandson about their little secrets in their corners. The cathedral is living history and yet totally awe-inspiring with an ancient link to what has been. And still, this is a religious house with... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I went with mu husband and son. Lovely church I must say! Interesting history and wonderful architecture. I loved the rose window the most. They also have a nice cafe. Very relaxing after a long tour. There is a large green area outside where we playied with our son. I also liked their book and gift shops.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Dating back to 1077 and extended several times since, this is an amazing architectural structure. Free entrance (but generous donations are requested) to a place that will entertain you or bring you comfort and peace is great value. Time is unlimited but do allow at least three hours to absorb everything, and then visit the Abbots Kitchen.

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Blaydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The history and splendor of St Albans is contained within this beautiful building. Wander around and read about St Alban and the trials and tribulations that were encountered in this historic city and building.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Stunning architecture, especially the screen behind the alter. Arrived during a service and was made very welcome, really enjoyed it and the tea and biscuits after! Staff were very helpful and informative.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

St. Albans Cathedral is one of the few where it's possible to view the early Norman structure along with later construction styles side-by-side. No entry fee and this is truly a working Cathedral in a beautiful setting. It's a shame few tourists get out to St. Albans. Only about 20 mins on the train from St. Pancras Station in London.... More 

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