Verulamium Park
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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Carlyne M
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Pleasant park with lake and wild birds. Easily reached through Cathedral grounds. Cafe and children’s playground also a ‘wildlife’ garden and very interesting Roman museum of artefacts found in St Albans and surrounding area.
Written 3 December 2022
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sheepygold
london5,223 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
I haven't been here for some years. The park is quite large and has a number of sections of the Roman town wall, the remains of an entry gate and a mosaic floor / hypocaust. It also has a scenic lake. Plenty of room for children to run about as well.
Written 3 October 2022
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S B
Greater London, UK13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Toddler splash park completely mismanaged. We’ve been coming here all summer with no signs that this is a paid facility, only to be denied entry at our most recent by a staff member who has never been present before - apparently you need to pre-book.

Meanwhile the staff member vanishes every few minutes and people are just wandering in anyway, but because we’ve made ourselves known by asking a question, we aren’t allowed in.

Don’t mind booking but needs to be clear to the public and entry applied consistently and fairly.
Written 7 August 2022
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Helena H
9 contributions
Jul 2022
This place is C.S. Lewis' wardrobe to the history of England. You can breathe the past, which ties directly to 2022: people walk their dogs in the park, children play in the meadows, and tourists and locals continue to stop at The Olde Fighting Cocks for a meal and a pint. A trip to St. Albans would not be complete without a stroll along the Roman wall.
Written 23 July 2022
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Barry H
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
I doubt this place could ever be improved as the
councils treatment of its visitors is not appalling its far worst than that, i visited today, parked in their car park paid for parking and displayed a ticket only to return to my car after 1 hour to find a parking ticket for £50 placed on my car and at least 10 other cars, for not placing the car correctly in a parking bay, it was a day of sunshine and the number of visitors was vast and how we can be treated like this is outrageous. The parking bays are basically indistinguishable, painted i suspect 20 years ago with next to nothing to see. I WOULD ADVISE ANYONE WISHING TO VISIT ST ALBANS TO FORGET GOING, THEY BASICALLY HATE VISITORS AND ALL THEY WANT YOU FOR IS YOUR MONEY TO FILL THE COUNCILS AND COUNCILLORS POCKETS.
Written 23 July 2022
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lincolnhatter
Lincoln, UK652 contributions
May 2022
Now as you have gathered Mrs C is an old Snorbans girl, and maybe she is looking back with rose tinted glasses to her childhood in the sixties and seventies, now positives the kids play is very good, there is a splash park, roman ruins, mature trees, there is the museum and toilets at the St Michaels end and the cafe, on a downside the lake and Ver are looking manky, the lake was a very funny colour and appeared to be silty, the islands look very unkempt, and if you approach from the Fighting Cocks the first thing you see is the manky disused toilet block, either repair/refurbish or pull them down. The ver has an awful lot of overhanging trees and I'm sur all the leaves falling are not doing it any good.
So do the positives outweigh the negatives probably and we are probably been harsh by saying average, when it's good but again TA you haven't got a "good button", so do visit the Park it's a lovely open space just a short walk from the City centre
Written 10 July 2022
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Edie
2 contributions
Jul 2022
Verulamium Park is an absolute gem. Due to the Roman ruines hidden under the park it is protected from development, which makes this huge city centre park a rarity. There’s plenty of green space for picnics and walks, there are well maintained paths, a lake and the Ver river. Parts of the park are now left as meadows attracting wild life, there are small stretches of woods and for families, there is a huge brand new playground and a water park. Even if you are not local, make sure you take a stroll through the park when visiting.
Written 8 July 2022
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Andrew
London, UK19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This park is large, clean, has Roman history and facilities. The Roman mosaic is particulars impressive. One of the best parks in the UK.
Written 21 June 2022
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Paul M
Blackpool, UK31 contributions
May 2022
Excellent facilities for children of all ages. especially the water park at the top end. Theres an inn on the park as well for refreshments food and ice creams. Ice cream vans scattered all over the park
Written 30 May 2022
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L S
Kettering, UK209 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Brilliant park with lots of space for walks, beautiful lake and different play areas for children. Even on a busy day you can find a walk and area of quiet
Written 15 May 2022
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