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Address: Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, England
Phone Number: +44 1727 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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An Amazing Building Inside and Out

We love to visit Cathederals and this one is no exception. Whether you are a religious person or not, it is difficult not to appreciate the magnitude of this wonderful... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love to visit Cathederals and this one is no exception. Whether you are a religious person or not, it is difficult not to appreciate the magnitude of this wonderful structure. Just to walk around the outside alone is a treat, to take in all the different materials and stages of work that went on down the ages. Such was... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a could of hours looking round this lovely cathedral in St Albans. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watching the facade it's not possible to understand how big is the cathedral inside, very impressive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

St Albans cathedral is so pretty at night time, with all the lights around it, it is truly magical. Perfect for a walk at the night time

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Such a lovely day out, really great historic beauty. Would definitely recommend a wander round to anyone.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A week day visit is worth the effort, we received an almost personal tour of the cathedral. The history is fascinating to listen to and the mix of the old with the relatively new is very interesting. I really love how the history is preserved and respected. Worth every minute of the time spent there

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. So glad we visited. Stunning inside and out and very well kept. Was a must for us to see while staying in St Albans for a short break to central London.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is well worth a visit and if you can take the guided tour.The information is very interesting and the history of the Cathedral is amazing. Also take a walk through the surrounding park. Very peaceful area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not normally one for looking around Cathedrals, the chilly weather pointed us towards the cathedral which was most interesting and not only enjoyable but also informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened to go into the abbey around 1pm on a Thursday, and on impulse took the guided tour with brilliant guide Jean. That spur of the moment decision definitely made the visit, because we learned so much and Jean put it across so interestingly. There were only four of us on the tour, and we thought we knew a... More 

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