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Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: 01727 860780
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St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in...

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.

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St. Albans Abbey

This Abbey and Cathedral was established following the martyrdom of the Saint, the first English martyr. His shrine remains a centre for the pilgrim and tourists alike. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Abbey and Cathedral was established following the martyrdom of the Saint, the first English martyr. His shrine remains a centre for the pilgrim and tourists alike. The stunning building has frescoes from the 10th century and a wonderful Norman tower. It is set among lawns near to a city gate and the Roman settlement of Veralumium and the museum.... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

fantastic cathedral and well maintain inside and outside The size and location and well worth a visit

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

St. Albans cathedral is located in the centre of the town, it has free access and has a large park at the front. The staff In the cathedral are so helpful and full of knowledge. It was so nice to be welcomed by a member of the team. Toilets had baby facilities which was good, they were free and clean.... More 

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Falkirk Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral was a beautiful, breathtaking place of tranquillity. There was little in the way of restrictions in where you explored. There were so many different areas of worship and we finished our visit with a coffee and scone in the very good cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge and impressive. Lovely faded wall paintings, but the biggest wow is the rood screen. much of the catherderal has been replaced from the orignal, but it has been done sympathetically. It is free to enter but there is a strong reminder of the cost of running it. Includes some of the oldest relics. Nearby is an ancient gatehouse. not... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, all the history is gather here including an old type of mechanism the lock tower worked on centuries ago. The entry is free and we were lucky to listen to rehearsals of the orchestra preparing for a concert in the evening. Visit their website to see the activities for kids they do. We went with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St. Albans for a day during our holiday in London as it's near and we did hear it's nice town with lot to see. It's truth. The Cathedral is stunning building outside and inside. There is very good exhibition about the first British saint after whom the town got the name. The Cathedral has incredible survivals of original... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many cathedrals and found this one to be particularly "warm" and the mediaeval wall paintings were unusual. Didn't seem as vast as others as it was divided into sections. We arrived at 8.30 as this was the time indicated on the website but the doors weren't opened until after 9.00 which was a bit annoying on a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some cathedrals feel more like tourist attractions than churches. This is definitely not the case at St Albans. A wonderful place where everywhere you look there's evidence of the faith being lived out each day. Fantastic architecture, wonderful history and very accessible. Awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its huge and full of history. Been here twice and will always go back. The lovely thing is that they don't charge you like other cathedrals (which kills me). Its really amazing inside and well maintained. Its very very inviting to all.

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