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St Albans Cathedral

Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A really good tourist attraction in the centre of town. Have tea at one of the nearby cafes and enjoy listening to the church bells. There is a lovely park around the cathedral for a bris stroll

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very large cathedral with lots to see inside and out...Robert Runcie is buried in the grounds...very interesting history...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An amazing day in a wonderful location. The grounds are beautiful and perfect for photos. The atmosphere of the day was enhanced by the setting.

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Amazing place full of history no entry fee a bonus, parking is a bit of a lottery but plenty of spaces in town

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

a historical and peaceful cathedral, I would advise taking a guided tour. It is a cathedral rich in architecture and history.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have lived in Harpenden (6 miles from St Albans) for over 10 years and am sad to say I had not visited the Cathedral (properly) before today. My family and I just stumbled in today and started to look at the amazing architecture and history within. It was free to go in. We stopped to ask a few questions... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful cathedral in a lovely setting near the city centre, it is worth a visit. Gothic splendour at its best and surrounded by history dating back to the Roman times. And all just a short train ride from central London. Recommended.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When I visited there were a number of church services and opportunities for prayer taking place. Although I am not religious this added resonance to my visit and illustrated that the building is not just a wonderful historic monument but has a present day purpose for the local community.

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Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

St Albans Abbey hold more than a few memories for me as it is the location of my Graduation over two decades ago. You cannot visit the historical town of St Albans without a visit to the Abbey, which was built on the site where Alban was murdered by the occupying Roman Army. Once inside the Abbey you can see... More 

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a beautiful building, that has a fascinating history. I really liked the Norman tower and quire which were built of flints and recycled Roman bricks. There is a wonderful collage which tells the story of the Anglo Saxon church, the Norman conquest, the building of the Norman abbey, the gothic extension and partial collapse of part of the... More 

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