Verulamium Park
Verulamium Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
About
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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Cambridge Guru
Cambridge, UK888 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I went here for quick social distanced meet up during lockdown and was amazed at the beauty of this park.
The car park is very easy to locate and is free for the first two hours but you still have to get a ticket to prove your arrival time.
There are some good Roman ruins and some great views of the cathedral.
Written May 24, 2020
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S B
Greater London, UK15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Toddler splash park completely mismanaged. We’ve been coming here all summer with no signs that this is a paid facility, only to be denied entry at our most recent by a staff member who has never been present before - apparently you need to pre-book.

Meanwhile the staff member vanishes every few minutes and people are just wandering in anyway, but because we’ve made ourselves known by asking a question, we aren’t allowed in.

Don’t mind booking but needs to be clear to the public and entry applied consistently and fairly.
Written August 7, 2022
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Travelwell_always123
England, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We visited this beautiful park with the children for some exercise. There is plenty of space for cycling and walking and there is a lovely lake with swan and ducks. It is very scenic and pretty much anywhere on the grassy areas is fine for a picnic if the weather suits.
This park would be suitable for all and children especially will have lots of space to enjoy themselves. There are lots of photo opportunities and there are some old ruins of the city walls in the middle of the park, which makes for a great history lesson if you fancy it.
The lake is however in need of some cleaning as there is a lot of rubbish and debris build up around the edges near the banks, but otherwise, a good day out overall.
Written June 9, 2020
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lincolnhatter
Lincoln, UK768 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Now as you have gathered Mrs C is an old Snorbans girl, and maybe she is looking back with rose tinted glasses to her childhood in the sixties and seventies, now positives the kids play is very good, there is a splash park, roman ruins, mature trees, there is the museum and toilets at the St Michaels end and the cafe, on a downside the lake and Ver are looking manky, the lake was a very funny colour and appeared to be silty, the islands look very unkempt, and if you approach from the Fighting Cocks the first thing you see is the manky disused toilet block, either repair/refurbish or pull them down. The ver has an awful lot of overhanging trees and I'm sur all the leaves falling are not doing it any good.
So do the positives outweigh the negatives probably and we are probably been harsh by saying average, when it's good but again TA you haven't got a "good button", so do visit the Park it's a lovely open space just a short walk from the City centre
Written July 10, 2022
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Edie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Verulamium Park is an absolute gem. Due to the Roman ruines hidden under the park it is protected from development, which makes this huge city centre park a rarity. There’s plenty of green space for picnics and walks, there are well maintained paths, a lake and the Ver river. Parts of the park are now left as meadows attracting wild life, there are small stretches of woods and for families, there is a huge brand new playground and a water park. Even if you are not local, make sure you take a stroll through the park when visiting.
Written July 8, 2022
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Carlyne M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Pleasant park with lake and wild birds. Easily reached through Cathedral grounds. Cafe and children’s playground also a ‘wildlife’ garden and very interesting Roman museum of artefacts found in St Albans and surrounding area.
Written December 3, 2022
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Stuart C
Rayleigh, UK2,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I parked at the pay and display car park outside the Verulanium Museum. The park is large with a lovely lake, nice play area and nice views of the abbey. It is also the site of Roman Verulamium and there are bits of it you can still see. In the middle is there is a covered building which contains a beautiful mosaic. There is a large window on one side were you can look in and see it. Across the other side of the park there is a good section of Roman wall quite high in places including the foundations of one of the main gates and a couple of towers. It’s all very well explained on the information boards that are beside the wall. Finally there is a small section of remaining wall near the lake. A lovely place to walk and take in the history
Written April 2, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Verulamium Park is a beautiful open space. Just a short walk from the city centre there is a huge green space to do whatever you want.

The River Ver skirts the edge of the park and there are a number of different walks you can take. The leisure centre is at the edge of the park and there are a number of activities available indoor and outdoor there.

There are lots of areas to let off steam and exercise or play. There is a basketball court and tennis courts too.

When I visited there were plenty of people enjoying the facilities and relaxing all the while in the shadow of the cathedral.

When I visited the museum was shut but toilets were open as well as the cafe.
Written July 24, 2020
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mikex882
St. Albans, UK180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The park is a joy to talk at any time of the year; there is grass, trees, decent pavements; it is a great place for a walk. It is a shame that that pathways have been blocked with flood water for months, in the summer you can just move to the grass and it is not a problem. In the winter, the grass/mud can be a bit slippery.
Written December 24, 2021
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Helena H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place is C.S. Lewis' wardrobe to the history of England. You can breathe the past, which ties directly to 2022: people walk their dogs in the park, children play in the meadows, and tourists and locals continue to stop at The Olde Fighting Cocks for a meal and a pint. A trip to St. Albans would not be complete without a stroll along the Roman wall.
Written July 23, 2022
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