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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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Beautiful Cathedral

Took 5 grandchildren aged 4 to 14, all found it interesting. Well signposted and easy to get too. Stunning stained glass windows. A must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Took 5 grandchildren aged 4 to 14, all found it interesting. Well signposted and easy to get too. Stunning stained glass windows. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This magical place is so full of history, and yet exudes a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Welcoming and beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Is a big cathedral with lots to see. There are a lot of very impressive statues and sculptures around the cathedral that are worth seeing. Big tomb as well and there's lots to walk around and see

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting bits to see and read, candles to light, areas for kids to explore and a lovely cafe. If you are lucky there is some music (practice) or choir to be heard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. Informative boards along exibits. Beautiful grounds worth walking around. Lucky to have lovely weather on the day and popped to Abigails tea rooms afterwards

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

very good no charge just donations lots to see and a cafe, shop etc. would go again enjoyed the choir singing

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous architecture and lovely to walk around. Close to a lot of parks and has many good features. We were there in time for mass which you could join in if you wanted to.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to visit with so much history about the first martyr St Alban. It is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. The cathedral is beautiful inside and out and is a haven of peace and quiet close to the city centre. There are free guided tours led by volunteers which take about an hour. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Twice a year I join a choir to sing cathedral services when the resident choir is away, so I suppose I see a different side to some important places of worship. St Alban's is unusual in that it describes itself as an Abbey Cathedral, having a very interesting history. For all sorts of reasons it is a good place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is so much history on this site it is astounding. We were told by the guide that it is the oldest place of continous Christian worship in the whole of the UK. Parts of the structure are so old they feel very ancient indeed. So often you visit a place and it seems unremarkable but here is very different.... More 

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