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“I had forgotten how good it was”
Review of Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park
Ranked #2 of 49 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I have grown up with the 'Lake' as us St Albans people call it. I played there as a child and took my own children there. As my children grew up I forgot how good the 'Lake' was until we took our grandchild there, and once again looked at it through the eyes of a child. The countless different types of birds and ducks, and the joy of feeding them from your hand. The amount of herons now on the bigger of the two Islands. The amount of space that she could run around in, the swings, the little cafe with fresh made food and good coffee. You are central to the Abbey (as we call it) The fighting cocks, the museums, the hypercaust ,and theatre (just over the road), the waffle house, (a good lunch can be had there) You can see the Roman walls.You are within walking distance of the town. What more could anyone want on a lovely spring day? When the trees start to come alive again, finding the 'sticky buds' of a horse chestnut tree. Looking for the nests and the babies on the river and the lake.
Certainly when the summer comes we shall be taking our grandchild for picnics and to play in the water park, just as my children and I did. In November we will take her to see the fireworks there.

You don't have to take children and we often go just to enjoy the serenity of the 'Lake'. It is a place for all ages.

Yes I had forgotten how good it was, but not anymore. A must for people to go and spend time enjoying the space and it is 90% free!!!!!! can't be bad.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Its a beautiful, tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself - great during the snow , carpets of white with brilliant blue sky overhead - makes you feel good to be alive just walking round this park. Lovely Waffle House nearby or take a trip to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks too. The Catherdral provides a fabuolous backdrop, worth a visit and the wee cafe does great lunches too!! Enjoy this lovely park anytime of the year

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Plenty of parking and a nice cafe where you can get a light lunch or just a coffee and an ice cream.

Good location any time of the year for a walk.

Thank smileymole
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

tA welcome treay to lift winter (or anytime blues)!
Treat yourself to a stroll through this histotry filled park.
You will not be disappointed !

Thank Howard67
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Park has very many excellent features including portions of Roman Wall, the Verulamium Museum , the Fighting Cocks Pub ( supposedly the oldest pub in Britain!! ) The lake has many birds who can be hand fed , thus an excellent spot for children who can then blow off steam on the adjacent parkland.

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