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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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Beautiful cathedral, very unusual layout due to it's many years of refurbishment and in parts I found it quite breathtaking. Lots of history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are a few exhibits to look at about the long history associated with this cathedral. But to be honest there is nothing that makes it stand out from other cathedrals.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, very unusual layout due to it's many years of refurbishment and in parts I found it quite breathtaking. Lots of history!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to visit, the cathedral is amazing, make sure you check out the free tours that run a couple of times a day. If the weathers nice you can also have a picnic in the park

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the atmosphere and found the history about Alban very interesting. Also attended 2 services there which were lovely.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

well get peace of mind being here. looks like its a country side rather then such a busy city. love this place absolutely

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend a visit to the cathedral. Both inside and outside are very picturesque especially on a sunny day. Really beautiful place in St. Albans.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

St Alban's covers all phases of medieval architecture; Saxon, Norman Romanesque, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular. It's nave is the longest in England at 276 feet. St Albans shrine is still a place of holiness. There is a Watchers Loft above it, the only one still extant in England. Unfortunately the main entrance is covered in scaffolding so it is... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fascinating information about the history of the abbey plus interesting relics and the interior is beautiful. Especially liked the stained glass windows.

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not too much to add to other reviews which say it all. A beautiful historical building, with a sense of awe and presence. You do feel like you have stepped back in time. If you get to do a led tour, then you may have the chance to climb up the spiralling narrow stone stairway which takes you upstairs. Very... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

great places to learn and enjoy while you are staff so great and helpful cafe great shops will be heading back soon

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Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans

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