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Verulamium Park

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Address: Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1727 819366
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10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

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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This is a very large and beautiful park close to the City centre which is a popular attraction throughout the year. It provides the scope for a pleasant and lengthy walk around... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very large and beautiful park close to the City centre which is a popular attraction throughout the year. It provides the scope for a pleasant and lengthy walk around the sizeable lake with a view of the many and various water birds. Roman remains can be seen within the grounds as well as impressive views of the... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to walk dogs. Friendly people with friendly dogs, safe areas for dogs to get in lake. Lovely large area with paths so you don't need to get muddy

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top marks to St Albans for this excellent park. It is of course helped by containing Roman remains such as a mosaic floor of a villa which also featured a hypocaust, and the ruins of a gateway to the important Romano-British town of Verulamium. Add a series of lakes, the fast flowing Ver, a playground and splash park for the... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean, well kept paths. RSPB stand and event taking place today. Benches. Park for babies and toddlers. Breath of fresh air. Stop off at The Waffle House.....

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited St Albans on the hottest day of 2017(so far) so went for a walk in the park. What an asset to the city. Lovely walks, with the cathedral as a background. You can walk around the lake, along the banks of the River Ver and see some of the Roman remains. PS It's free!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good walk around this lovely park for over an hour. Lots of people having fun, a lovely lake with water birds plus Roman remains.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular with everybody, especially dog walkers. It is huge and includes a free to see Roman mosaic.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weve got a little girl, so decided to go to the park to allow her to burn some emergy. It was a lovely crisp, blue skied day and the grass was nice and dry so perfect for running around on. We got some lunch at the Inn on the Park, then went to the play ground. A lovely day out!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Verulamium Park is set in a very big beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities. Verulamium Museum in the park is a good visit. A main feature of the Park is the ornamental lake. Many water birds are there. From the Park you can admire the magnificent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly a pleasent waters edge walk, a little busy at times but on a nice day its an attractive place to while away a few hours, plenty of great pubs nearby as well. Unfortunately parking can be an issue though.

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