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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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

St.Albans Cathedral is a challenge to those of us interested in architecture, because it has so many periods represented. It was really good to have to work out the Norman, Decorated, Victorian and Modern parts. Lots to see and do. Fascinating shrine to St.Alban - don't miss the amazing wooden watching chamber. Excellent guides willing to answer questions. Good cafe... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing architecture and you can also listen to some great music if you are there at service times. Staff/volunteers all helpful and welcoming. Did the tower tour and got to see Bell chamber and reached the top of the Tower with fantastic views. We arrived late for the tour due to traffic but were able to take a later... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited St Albans cathedral (or the Abbey, as it is known locally) a few times, most recently with my son on a school trip which included a tour from the cathedral education centre staff. Was fascinating to learn the history if the place, which is where Christianity began in England with the Martyrdom of St Alban. If the weather is... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We took the 11:30 free tour. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and amusing. The trick is starting at the West end and the tour unfolds from the route of the procession of monks to the entry of the pilgrims ending at the restored shrine. By then the visitor has walked through civil wars, reformations and Victorian exuberance. On a bright... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Built in 1077, this building is truly remarkable. There are Norman, Saxon and neo Gothic influences in the finished Cathedral. I think the full title is the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. It has the longest nave in the country with wall paintings recently uncovered on the Norman pillars in the nave. The nave changes three quarters up... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are in St Albans, be sure to visit the Cathedral. Being one of the UK's oldest churches, the history is fascinating. It's a gorgeous building full of surprises - definitely worth the visit.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

this historic landmark is my favourite place in st albans. so much history. really interesting. worth getting a tour.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great place to visit with a great refectory.Free guided tour doing. A good shop as well.Attend a service if you have time

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New Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

History it's got it , character it's got it , just walk round it makes you feel part of it , the stained glass windows , the ceiling artwork takes you back , the gift shop was lovely as was bookshop and all for a donation wow spent two hours in there

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

during my many visits to different cities in the world I always tend to visit cathedrals for their beautiful architecture.When I visited this cathedral there was some religious event happening that made it overly crowded maybe on a quiet day i would have had a better experience

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