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St Albans Cathedral

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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While visiting my parents we decided to go to St Alban's for the day, and of course the Cathedral. It's one of Britain's oldest cathedrals, it's bloody big but remarkably plain inside, but don't let that put you off going to see it. Admission is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a quick visit before we left for our journey home. This Cathedral is vast and truly magnificent. Just wish we had had more time.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank skorpios
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour guides inside give excellent detail of history and the fabric restoration a small party of just 4 of us for a guided tour of over one hour and they run these at regular intervals

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the cathedral yesterday. It may not quite have the grandeur of Durham, for example, but is still pretty good especially with the excellent state of some of the original wall paintings. Highlight for me was the free guided tour of around 90 minutes. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sally c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a beautiful place. lovely windows. have been there many times but doesnt solve my epilepsy. peaceful. quiet most times. i nèed to go pray for my life to help my epuliespsy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mutley6161 .
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Cathedral frequently, it's a great place to stop by on a wander through the city and they often have special events on. The free guided tours are not to be missed and there are always events on for kids over the school...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we decided to visit the cathedral whilst on an afternoon in St Albans and what an amazing place. This is such a beautiful building with classic Norman architecture and stunning stained glass windows. This used to be referred to as the Abbey of St...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting all 26 English Medieval cathedrals as a retirement project. I think this could be a favourite of 12 so far. The medieval wall paintings are so amazing and rare survivors. We had a wonderful guided tour which was so informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

After going on a school visit to St Albans Cathedral on school trips about 50 years ago, we had German friends staying for a few days and a trip to St Albans was schedule,visit the street market, a walk around the Lake and a pint...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Abbey lit with millions of poppies in an amazing light show. Thousands of residents waited in line to pay their respects for those who gave their lives for king and country. The histories of local lads in The Pals battalions who left loved ones...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HappyHoildays
November 24, 2016|
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Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. We have 2 wheelchairs available for visitors - if you go to the Vestry when you arrive the virgers will be very happy to help you. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible - with a... More
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Mary J
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Members on the electoral role are given the first chance to apply for tickets, and there are other services which require tickets. Nine Lessons and Carols. But there is usually scope for last minute arrivals at the two... More
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