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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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What a beautiful place. Very moving and humbling, a joy to explore and so amazing. Really loved the wall paintings. Good to take the time to walk around and have a bit to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. Very moving and humbling, a joy to explore and so amazing. Really loved the wall paintings. Good to take the time to walk around and have a bit to eat in the café if able and s look around the gift shop.

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

beautiful, you wont belive your eyes!! i love hearing the bells ring out and passing buy hearing the choir getting ready for christmas. the history of it will blow you away. its a must visit anytime of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Unusual mix of dates and styles and fascinating history. Choir practicing St Matthew Passion (Bach) added to the experience.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fist I must say that my group were very impressed with the facilities, good toilets including separate disabled, nice café area well staffed and stocked at reasonable prices, there was no entrance fee which is rare these days with Churches so we did not get the feeling that we there to be fleeced. unlike a number of other cathedrals that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This cathedral/used-to-be-abbey is extremely beautiful. It very clearly displays the different architectural designs over the centuries of its construction and restoration. There is a shrine of St. Alban in the cathedral with the original stand which was really good. Also one of the two watch towers of English cathedrals is located here. The cathedral seems to be a very unique... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

good visit lots to see a good day out, together with verulam and a day out with luch places in town centre

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Absolutley steeped in history, the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban (to give it its full name!) is a gorgeous mix of architectural styles that is a must-visit if you're new to St Albans or just visiting. Inside, you may even be lucky enough to benefit from some of the words of wisdom from the fabulous guides that volunteer... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

St Albans is a great market city right in the heart of Hertfordshire, there market is on each and every Wednesday and Saturday. The cathedral is a short walk from the centre passing some very nice shops and eating places. The cathedral is free to enter and its just so lovely inside the windows the ceilings the alter every thing... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Abbey is a great place to visit. It's not far from the city centre and it is timeless. Sitting inside is a very peaceful experience, particularly if you've just walked around the market! Even if you haven't and you just want to go somewhere quiet and reflect, the abbey is a place of calm. There is a really nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This review is specific to the Abbey by Night Tours, perfomed during the autumn/winter months. These tours occur approx. once a month, two sessions by evenings, and are very popular due to their excellent execution. It lasts one hour. They start with a welcone drink, which is always appreciated. The group goes out to enjoy the view of the cathedral... More 

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