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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Loved St Albans Cathedral- loved everything about it- visit is , it is beautiful. There is a lovely café too.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the cathedral as part of our son's graduation from Hertfordshire University. It is a magnificent 11th century building which for the ceremonies was packed. Before the presentations a brass ensemble played several pieces - and the acoustics were amazing.

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Garforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Fabulous cathedral - entrance like York Minster though you didn't get charged as you went in unlike York. Beautiful well worth a visit.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went to our Son's Graduation and it was brilliant! Full of old charm and religious icons. I'm talking rubbish now because TripAdvisor INSISTS on having a certain amount of words in their reviews which is why I'm having to pad this out with GUFF!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I was blown away by the scale of this Cathedral. The oldest in the UK and the most honest and beautiful I've seen. The staff were so happy to talk and answer my questions. There was one man, I wish I'd known his name, but he thought he had bored me but he absolutely FASCINATED me!! It is a must... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This was a planned visit as we enjoy visiting Cathedrals especially as we come from a Cathedral City ourselves (Lincoln). This cathedral is quite a mixture or eras and renovations and when we visited they were holding a Fashion Show which took up most of the Nave and distracted a little from the visit. It is a beautiful building with... More

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Harpenden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Visited along with a few other sights that day. Definitely worth a visit, especially if it is a nice day as you can wonder around the park once you have been inside to learn a bit of history.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

An amazing cathedral, big enough to enjoy for a couple of hours. A little shop, café, museum, it has a bit of everything!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wonderful. Very well maintained. Free although you will find donation most welcome. Super little shop and nice eating area. Lovely to be here while choir rehearsing or bells ringing Rose window worth visit alone

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Port Talbot S Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have family in St Alabns and everytime I visit them I make sure I visit here . The atmosphere inside is very tranquil . It is big enough to spend quite a while here yet never overpowering and everyone who helps out there is friendly and helpful .The windows are beautiful and you can take pictures . There is... More

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