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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in St. Albans
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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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Had a great time walking around the cathedral and enjoying all the tomb stones as flooring inside, the history and the beauty. The various ceiling decorations are amazing - I spent a lot of time with my head up! The church organ area is also stunningly beautiful, as is the alter area. I found the staff very helpful with information... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Worth it to see the tomb of St Albans the cathedral is steeped in history and well worth a visit , a short walk down the road is the fighting cocks with a claim to be the oldest pub in England. worth a visit to the whole area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Withvdifferent parts built in different periods and styles, this cathedral is hardly an homogeneous piece of classic architecture. However it provides renewed interest as a visit goes on and the guesswork of which bit came when keeps the visitor entertained. The organs are beautiful and it is well worth coming for a concert.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I would absolutely recommend going to St Albans Cathedral, the history, the surrounding parks and many cute little old pubs dotted around the area. Really worth the trip, Just to see how beautiful it was inside was just wonderful. If you're thinking of going,, it is worth the trip only half hour away from London on the train, even more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, breath taking, romantic I could go on and on a definite must for any visitor. Try some of the guided walks especially the night time. I'm not religious but I'm always spiritually lifted when I'm herr

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is a must for all visitors to St Albans, obviously steeped in History. If you go at the right time you should be able to hear the Choir in rehearsals.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is a bit like the TARDIS - bigger on the inside. It takes a good hour to see all the fine features of this glorious cathedral which dates back to it's origins as an abbey from 300 AD! Lovely staff are around to give helpful advise on various aspects of this fine building. Go to the cathedral website... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went to St Albans and was recommended to visit the cathedral and the park. The cathedral is very beautiful and has quite a history. I felt peace when i crossed the doors. There is a restaurant and a souvenir shop ar one side of the building, and there are different entrances, one which connects directly to the oldest and... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The tiny hidden bereavement chapel features six + angels which are brilliant. The whole place is unusually plain but the windows are spectacular. Great cafe and wonderful views.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit and if you can get there for evensong, even better! The cathedral is named after the first English Christian martyr, St Alban and the church was built at the place of his execution. Full of history and a magnificent building as well.

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