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Verulamium Park

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Address: Between Bluehouse Hill and Holywell Hill, St. Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number: +44 1727 819366
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name.

The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built.

The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks.

Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.

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Lovely park plenty to do free family day out take a picnic

My granddaughter loves seeing the ducks and swans The toddler splash park is great it's so much more safer and less headache for parents and the kids love it Highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My granddaughter loves seeing the ducks and swans The toddler splash park is great it's so much more safer and less headache for parents and the kids love it Highly recommend a visit Lovely place Ice cream and refreshments available Toilets a short walk Pub a short walk around the pond

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking really reasonable (£1.50 for 3 hours) and the toddler splash park was very popular. The park is beautifully kept, plenty of wide open spaces to get some peace and quiet if that's more your thing.

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Thank Beccy H
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely park ,largely made over the Roman city of Verulamium . The park includes a Roman museum , a large swimming pool and sports centre with a climbing wall , an ancient pub The Fighting Cocks , a pond with many species of birds and the river Ver ( so-called for 2000 years ) .

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Thank inglisa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a casual walk around the lake in the park. We ranged from 71-1 age. Weather was lovely. Park was busy. Great place for party's, kids splash about and romantic strolls.

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Thank Nel P
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful park for a stroll with: play equipment, tree trunks, a top cafe, a large pond with lots of birds to watch, tree spotting, a woodland trail, adizone, stepping stones for the more intrepid.....the list goes on. My fave.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St.Albans is very lucky to such a pleasant open space to relax and enjoy. I was impressed by the kids water park, I wish we hd one in Tenterden.

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gagadju
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice place for a walk and has a children's water park which kids would enjoy on a hot summer day. There are lots of greens spaces to take pets for a walk and also lots of ducks, swans and water birds here. There are old Roman ruins within this park as well. What a shame that on... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park offers a large number of activities including a water park, playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, cafe, two car parks, lake and a huge amount of open space. As well as this in the summer there are numerous ice cream vans, the Roman ruins and the cathedral is a short walk away. It's an excellent place to take... More 

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park itself is lovely. A large duck pond, courts including basketball, netball and volleyball, play area, splash park area and cafe. There are two car parks, one where the museum is which is £1.50 for three hours or the Westminster lodge car park which is free for the first 2 hours and you can pay for more time. The... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On this site sat the roman town of verulamium and today it is an interesting place to wander around and admire the roman ruins within the park. This park is also a great place to relax and unwind in.

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