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Review of Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name. The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built. The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks. Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“love it”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Have brekkie at the cafe in the morning with the dog walkers...fab coffee and bacon sarnies. Then a walk through the park, feed the ducks and feel totally energised.

Visited September 2012
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Greensted UK
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great little museum”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

A wonderful chunk of History encapsulated and displayed in a delightful museum. A wonderful array of Roan artefacts to look at. Learning so much more about a significant part of British History and the Roman culture and everyday life.
Adjacent to the musem is the beautiful park, with remains iof the Roman wall and theatre. The park itself offers a beautiful place to walk and picnic . . .and for the kids to let of staem, if they have done 'controlling' themselves in the small confines of a Museum. Beautiful lake, trees and Cafe. From the park, StAlbans centre is within easy walking distance, as too is the oldest pub in the UK . .The Fighting Cock. Once a place where cock fighting took place. A truly fascinating building and genuine piece of history. A good beer cellar, with excellent choice in wines and spirits. the food was delicious . .but took an age in coming! But we were on a leisurely day out, so Time wasn't really an issue for us.

Visited October 2012
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The lungs of St Albans”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

A large green space that has ancient ruins, the best view of the Cathedral, play area, boating lake, football pitches, cafe, swimming pool, theatre, space for events (fair, circus), pitch and putt etc. and loads of running around space.

Visited October 2012
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dover, nh
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Historic”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This park covers most of the Roman town of Veralamium and has a few pieces of the original wall. Makes for a lovely evening stroll. Lots of joggers and sporty types use the park but they don't spoil it.

Visited September 2012
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Port Talbot S Wales
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely park even in the autumn”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I visit this park every time I'm in St Albans , it's free has a really lovely lake in it and is pleasent to wander round . There is a childrens playground so little ones can be entertained plus ducks to feed for them . The roman walls are still standing and the views lovely , well worth a visit .

Visited October 2012
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