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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
01727 860780
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

we are not religious just went to see for the architecture and the history the choir was practising they had voices of angels

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

lovely setting, great for a day out or a walk with the park a short walk down the hill. There is a small, cheap cafe inside too, to grab a quick bite, if you can't find a table at any of the other millions of restaurants in St. Albans!!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We just caught the end of a choir, very atmospheric Cathedral with some amazing stained glass windows and other works. Looks impressive from the outside and inside. They also have a nice canteen. Don't think I've ever been to a cathedral with one of those. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Walked around the cathedral on a Saturday afternoon. Missed the tour but it didn't matter, it was nice to go at my own pace. Massive church, and lots to look at while still seems to be peaceful and calming. Amazing history and architecture.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This cathedral offers a space for every religion, it is full of history. A melting pot of architecture and styles. I loved it

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

To get the most from a visit to this wonderful cathedral get a guide. The cathedral is set on the top of a hill and can be seen from miles around yet is only a 2 minute walk from the hussle and busle on the shops and market. If you look at the outside of the building at the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This cathedral or abbey has an incredible history dating back over the centuries. It is a grand masterpiece and the stained glass windows are magnificent. We were very fortunate to participate in an evensong service and to hear the organ playing. The young choir was lovely to hear. It was well worth the visit and a must if going to... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a historic monument. The architecture, the status, the history behind it are exceptional. Not surprising that Londoners take day-trips to St Albans only to marvel at this.

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Ludlow, Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

So much to see and so much History. I particularly liked the frieze done by local schoolchildren.There was lots of information all round and I should have stayed much longer.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Historic cathedral. Site of first British martyr St Alban. Tours every few hours. Organised events & concerts during the year.

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