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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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This is our local cathedral and if you are ever in St Albans it is one of the most spectacular in the country,home of St Alban.Fantastic coffee shop/restaurant and gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is our local cathedral and if you are ever in St Albans it is one of the most spectacular in the country,home of St Alban.Fantastic coffee shop/restaurant and gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice market town and lovely cathedral. Heard the bells toll and the choir practice. Heavenly sounds🙏

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this is a wonderful cathedral it is surprising where it is its in the town so not far to walk to the shops and other places to eat.it is lovely at Christmas time

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In 1213 the clergy and barons met here for the first time to discuss limiting regal power...... The outcome, 2 years later, was the Magna Carta. Not to be missed if you visit St. Albans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went around the time of the Christmas market and it was a picture. Refreshing to find that it was free of charge. A bonus was listening to the group practicing for their concert

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Full of history. Many chambers. Varied architecture through the ages of development. Intricate carvings and attractive colours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

However you approach St.Albans, the cathedral stands out atop the hill on which it is built. Part of the building was constructed from the ruins of roman Verulamium in the 11th century. It is worth visiting for the architecture alone but what swings it for me are the incredible stained-glass windows. If you can pull yourself away from the windows... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Full of history. Even from the outside you can see the various extensions that have been added through its history. Inside the Cathedral is very grand and the Rose stained glass window is just beautiful. Great at Christmas with the carols.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This has been my favourite building ever since I was a teenager and I am now in my 70's! I used to visit regularly and sit drawing different parts of the cathedral in my lunch hours whilst at school and still enjoy visiting. When friends come from various counties and countries it is always a 'must' to show it off.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Once inside this beautiful building,you can take up a choice of a free tour,the gentleman who was our guide was excellent,

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Address: Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
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