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St Albans Cathedral

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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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A Fantastic Piece of History with no Admission Fee

Really enjoyed viewing this Cathedral which is huge in size and has so much history. There is no admission fee but they do ask for a donation - definitely worth a donation). We... read more

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed viewing this Cathedral which is huge in size and has so much history. There is no admission fee but they do ask for a donation - definitely worth a donation). We joined a group with a guide (again free). The guide was so knowledgeable. This one of the only church that I can say I thoroughly enjoyed visiting... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must if you are in St.Albans. I liked the tapestry showing the history of the cathedral and the decorative ceilings and originals paintings in the arch ways were interesting.

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this cathedral city at the weekend and the beauty of the cathedral is exquisite. I used to visit it regularly as a child and had forgotten how beautiful it is inside and the pleasure of the meadows surrounding it. The stained glass is superb and the stone work intricate. And if you don't like the cathedral, the shopping... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was privileged to sing in Choral Evensong in the Cathedral. Lovely acoustic and we were made most welcome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been a few times to visit the cathedral when in St Alban's park. Though not religious people we enjoy looking at the history and sheer beauty of the building. The cafe was quite pricey especially as plenty of competition up the hill.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my nephews sons christening. It was such a beautiful day in St Albans Cathedral. It is very beautiful lots of detail in the ceiling on the walls even on the floor. Lots of different areas to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is a must-see in St Albans. I do suggest giving a donation at the door because it must cost quite a bit to keep the place as lovely as it is. I found it very informative too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a free tour with a very kind guide, he gave us a marvellous experience there! Superb. Cathedrale is magnificent and should not be missed, when beeing nearby.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing place. Well worth a visit. It is a huge building and it is a marvel how a place like this was built in its time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We joined the free tour at 2.30 on Sunday. The gentlemen turned out to be one of the best guides we have ever experienced. He avoided all the aspects of the cathedral that are clearly labeled and concentrated on history and context, starting with the exterior architecture and continuing through the interior, concluding with the shrine of St Alban. Highly... More 

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