Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park, St. Albans: Hours, Address, Verulamium Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Verulamium Park
4.5
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
About
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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2-3 hours
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Cardyerwo
Chew Stoke, UK41 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful park, interesting wildlife, well maintained, swans, fish, heron, etc. Nice relaxing place to walk or have a picnic.
Written 9 September 2021
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Urgo42
10 contributions
Nice park, with added history
Aug 2021
Lovely park, great views, free history - what's not to like?

The park is vast, so doesn't feel crowded even on sunny summer days.

The Roman mosaic is worth seeing - free to go in, take pics, read the boards, etc. You can get some fantastic pictures of the cathedral, lake, Roman wall, from just down the hill. A lovely park for a wander - even for those who aren't sun-seekers - there's plenty of shade and wooded walks.

One downside - there is a cafe, and it looks nice, but on a moderately busy day we were in the queue and it didn't move for 15mins. We gave up. Shame, really, as a bigger/faster cafe would really 'clean up'. There are loos nearer the museum, and in the museum.
Written 22 August 2021
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Mick B
6 contributions
An after lunch stroll
Aug 2021
Very well kept public space with the lakes and river attracting birdlife to admire. We spotted Coots, Moorhens, Mallards, Pochard, Heron and numerous garden birds.
Written 20 August 2021
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Bobbio
St. Albans, UK598 contributions
Lovely parkland ,Lake needs TLC
Aug 2021
There is a vast area of woodland and grassland interspersed with Roman Ruins. Also a cafe and children's and adult's play areas. All well maintained and easy to access. the lake is neglected, itis smally, it floods and is not very pleasant to sit by because of bird excrement on the paths. There is a plan to renovate the lake and the adjacent river. this was due to start in 2020but there is no sign of any work yet
Written 18 August 2021
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Wendy H
15 contributions
Pleasant walks
Aug 2021 • Couples
Good, open space to wander around, including the lake. Splash pool for children. Lots of trees. Ideal to walk to cathedral and town.
Written 6 August 2021
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Sarah&Baz
Hemel Hempstead, UK1 contribution
Scenic and open
Jun 2021 • Family
Great Park with lots of open space and a lake full of wildlife! After recent flooding the lake needs a bit of work; the public toilets are currently closed as is some of the pathway but I say let nature take its course!!! Great for a picnic or a run around with the kids!
Written 7 July 2021
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Stuart C
Rayleigh, UK2,981 contributions
Roman Remains
Apr 2021 • Solo
I parked at the pay and display car park outside the Verulanium Museum. The park is large with a lovely lake, nice play area and nice views of the abbey. It is also the site of Roman Verulamium and there are bits of it you can still see. In the middle is there is a covered building which contains a beautiful mosaic. There is a large window on one side were you can look in and see it. Across the other side of the park there is a good section of Roman wall quite high in places including the foundations of one of the main gates and a couple of towers. It’s all very well explained on the information boards that are beside the wall. Finally there is a small section of remaining wall near the lake. A lovely place to walk and take in the history
Written 2 April 2021
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marion c
11 contributions
Visit to St Albans
Mar 2021 • Solo
Really lovely park with a lake and river with swans and ducks. Plenty of seats and a small cafe area with benches.
Written 13 March 2021
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blue323232
London, UK23 contributions
A beautiful park with museum and other amenities. Just do not feed the birds!
Jul 2020 • Friends
A beautiful park to visit. With waterfowl, just annoyed that people feed them, needs to be more signs or selling of appropriate feed.

The verulamium museum is on one side, a new kids play area. Decent toilets available usually.
Written 8 February 2021
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Soraya Tourin
London, UK16 contributions
Sunday walk
Dec 2020 • Couples
Lovely park! Been here for the first time 15 years ago and still so nice to come back here and enjoy lovely walk! The park has a lovely lake with loads of swans and birds around.
Written 27 December 2020
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