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Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
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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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Fabulous place! The history is stunning, lots to see and do. Free tours and nice cheap (£1.00) guide leaflets. Lots of great concerts, music, etc too.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous place! The history is stunning, lots to see and do. Free tours and nice cheap (£1.00) guide leaflets. Lots of great concerts, music, etc too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short visit, nice place. Would have been good to join a service but timing didn't fit. Lots of history to read about, but it all could be better displayed.

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Thank Clifford W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful venue to go an die still and quiet, brim full of history and architecture, check out the huge stained glass window it is magnificent

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Thank Hawksmoor58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful cathedral just a few minutes from St Pancras. And, best of all, the admittance is free (donations accepted).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must when in St Albans. Lots to see and learn about. Very good commentaries and written information. It was also lovely to see the work that was going on with the school parties, it looked good fun!

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Thank welshpat2014
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

St Albans is one of four Roman City. Cathedral is Jewel in the crown for this small beautiul city. Besides having history of wars being fought in this area it also have very interesting Spiritual Past. Besides seeing this beautiful Cathedral and Gardens around it you must also enquire of History Great Saint Albans. It is walking distance from both... More 

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Thank gcchopra
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cathedral is spectacular with tours available which tell you all the history. It has a great park around it too for a walk

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Thank Jodie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of history and a lot of info inside. Almost doubles as the St Albans museum. Plenty of good stuff if you poke around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not religious but I traditional and this place has a special feel about it. You can clearly see the different stages of the building of the abbey church. The reconstructed ceiling and the revealed wall paintings are wonderful; the carved, private box overlooking St Albans shrine is intriguing and the redone statues (they were previously painted in the most... More 

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Thank Heath421
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is a stunning cathedral and great shrine to st alban. the stained glass windows are stunning and there is a great shop and tea shop too.

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