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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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St Albans Abbey

Even if you are not religious, this is a fascinating place to visit. There is so much history here... read more

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PandyPandora
Just Stunning

We called in here on our way through St Albans the Cathedral is beautiful, so much stunning... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if you are not religious, this is a fascinating place to visit. There is so much history here. It has the longest nave in England, there is the shrine of St Alban and medieval wall paintings. You can also do a free tour and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We called in here on our way through St Albans the Cathedral is beautiful, so much stunning architecture, the history in that place is unbelievable, after we had a tour around we just sat inside for a while.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful cathedral to visit with good guides and fascinating history. Not too crowded with cafe on site and large park alongside.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s lovely to walk around inside and out on grounds, used to walk here for carol service each year!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Peaceful setting, with old gravestones in the grass outside the cathedral, A Rosette stained glass window is inside, and lots of carved stone along the walls.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful historical building, in the same area as one of the oldest pubs in the UK and near a lovely park with (a few) Roman ruins. A lovely day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful cathedral, surely you would be attracted by its architecture, sculptures and paints. But with wonderful voice from choir, you cannot express in words. Sit down, listen hymns, look at those stunning arts, you may spend 2-3 hours over there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Albans Abbey as it's affectionately known is beautiful. So interesting and the tour guides inside are so informative and helpful. Loved it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Albans Cathedral is really a must if in that area. The beauty that you find around every corner and through every door is breathtaking. It truly is a special place and we were there when there was a prayer being said and that made...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral is stunning, with a fascinating history and artefacts. Try to visit during evensong, even if you're not a Christian, or when there is a concert to hear the outstanding organ. A very pleasant cafe, the Abbot's Kitchen, and good toilets. Well worth checking...More

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HappyHoildays
25 November 2016|
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Response from wayne5000 |
Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. We have 2 wheelchairs available for visitors - if you go to the Vestry when you arrive the virgers will be very happy to help you. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible - with a... More
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Mary J
18 December 2014|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Members on the electoral role are given the first chance to apply for tickets, and there are other services which require tickets. Nine Lessons and Carols. But there is usually scope for last minute arrivals at the two... More
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