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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Abbey (as it's more commonly known as locally) is a peaceful place to visit or just enter to sit and contemplate or pray. This may sound obvious but this is not true of all such places. Here you can slip in (without charge) and while away an hour or so away from the hustle of a busy working/shopping city.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I must declare that I am not a great lover of cathedrals or churches, but I do admire the actual structures and architecture involved. The cathedral is unusual in that sections of it are built in roman brick which were utilised from the nearby ruins. The grounds are attractive and give the building a nice setting. I would put the... More

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautiful building not to be missed if you visit St Albans plus the surrounding verulanium park which the cathedral is located in is a lovely area

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited the cathedral during a day trip to St Albans. It was lovely and we spent nearly an hour walking around. There are free guided tours which unfortunately we did not have time to join but would recommend to others. It is free to go into but you can make a donation. We did go into the restaurant after... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

St Albans Cathedral is a totally wonderful cathedral. There are lots of different areas to explore. It's free to go in.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful with excellent 1WW exhibition. Well worth a visit to see the wonderful rose window in the older part of the Abbey.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

St Albans Abbey and the park surrounding it is one of St Albans most beautiful places. Steeped in history with Romand remains of the old city wall and a very well preserved Roman hypocaust ( heating system) plus museum. The Abbey itself has some stunning stained glass windows with a magnificent Rose window. The Abbey has a superb restaurant with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just back from a visit with my elderly parents. Chose to join the 2.30pm tour and I have to say, Bill [ our guide] made the visit really memorable with his excellent commentary and historical story telling. Throughout our visit, all the volunteers were really welcoming and obviously very proud of their wonderful cathedral. Finished off with afternoon tea, which... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fascinating history, beautiful architectural features. It is nice to visit a place that is quiet as well, it helps to really take in the technical achievements of the built/architecture. The shop is a bit of a let down, but I don't think many people go there for the shopping. I have been to the cathedral a few times with guests,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We arrived just after a free tour had begun, so we tagged along. It was very interesting and we felt very lucky to be there at the right time, if you ever visit St Albans, just make sure you visit, when you leave there is a big box where you can leave a voluntary donation, you will want to, especially... More

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