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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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Worth coming for a visit. We were able to catch a free "highlights" tour that started at 1:05pm on a Saturday. A more detailed tour was also on offer at 2pm for free. We enjoyed... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth coming for a visit. We were able to catch a free "highlights" tour that started at 1:05pm on a Saturday. A more detailed tour was also on offer at 2pm for free. We enjoyed seeing the history of cathedral through the changes in architecture and style. An interesting visit and worth seeing if you're in the area.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this cathedral, magical, so much to see. the tomb of St.Alban is very special. Try to arrange a trip up to the top, well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We'd always wanted to visit the Cathedral so when we finally arranged to go there we were not disappointed. What a wonderful Cathedral it certainly ranks alongside any others in the UK and I've visited them all. It has the longest nave in England and is simply a national treasure. Please pay this beautiful building a visit when you are... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this cathedral on a number of occasions when I worked in the area. I recently took my partner and she was very impressed too. Although it is not quite as nice as Ely Cathedral, it is free to get in and also has a nice café. If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend a... More 

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

The cathedral is enormous. Superb grounds and a fascinating tour by one of the staff. Did you know it's the home of the hot cross bun?

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were taken to visit St Albans whilst on holiday and went to look around the Cathedral. From outside it look small but inside was surprisingly big a fantastic exhibition by an Iranian sculpture which was very moving and worth seeing. Learnt a lot. Not really much else to say apart from go visit.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain and stands over the place where Alban, Britain's first saint, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago. A really impressive building. Made to feel very welcome. Great for just a walk around, but you get a real sense of the building and its... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's lovely visiting this cathedral again, it's got so much history to it, beautiful surrounds and close to explore the shops and market of St. Albans

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fabulous day out in St Albans , nice bars , cafes , city and the Abbey tops it off . Day trip to St Albans well worth it . The Abbey outstanding , the adjacent park and lakes well tended , the pubs too many to mention and if the girls are with you a nice shopping area... More 

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Kimpton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Both my husband and I really enjoyed visiting the cathedral today- it was beautiful inside, with lots of places to explore and lots of information on the walls and located around the different areas. It is free to enter, but the cathedral do ask for a £5 donation towards the upkeep. There is a cafe, (which we didn't use but... More 

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