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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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The Cathedral is a massive building with fantastic architecture steeped in history. Admission was free and you are allowed to take photographs. Definitely worth a visit if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is a massive building with fantastic architecture steeped in history. Admission was free and you are allowed to take photographs. Definitely worth a visit if you are nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Hugely impressive ancient cathedral with architectural features and art from a range of time periods. Some useful info boards on St Alban himself. Pleasant grounds on top of a hill close to the city centre. Apparently smart shop and cafe which we missed out on as closed on Good Friday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This smaller cathedral has a large amount of history behind it. I am glad I took the time to stop by and see this cathedral.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A wonderful building. We spent a couple of hours here and found it very interesting. There was a guide showing us around and we learnt a lot about the history of the cathedral and St. Albans. There is also a very nice tea room attached and gift shop. Just outside the cathedral there are beautiful open green areas and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

One of the must-see place is the St. Albans Church – a huge structure with tall pillars and arches and the wall freckled stone, surrounded by lawns with beautiful pathways. Inside of the church has various glass paintings and designs which mesmerize you – but if you happen to visit this place on a sunny day, I would invite you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a wonderful building. My great grandfather put some of the lead on the roof, my grandparents were married there and my Mum and uncle were christened there. I may be biased!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Same about the scaffolding but a great visit nun the less wonderful stained glass windows If you need to use toilets be carefull as they down some steps, spend so time looking up they have are amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A must see when in Hertfordshire. Majestic beautiful Cathedral, great architecture, so interesting, lots of history and easy to get to right in the centre of St Albans.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was good I took my friends son and he has special needs He LOVED it echoes if you know what I mean lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went their last week with friends from London . It's quite different from the others places and it's Huge! So it's one of my list I want to go back again

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