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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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Less interesting than we’d hoped for.

Ok so it’s very old and has had a varied and long history, but as you walk around, and it’s a very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter M
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Better on the inside

We visited during our weekend in St Albans and although it looks a bit messy from outside, inside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1727 860780
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok so it’s very old and has had a varied and long history, but as you walk around, and it’s a very long walk, you find it’s all a bit of a mishmash with no cohesive experience that we felt. Admittedly there is some building/renovation...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited during our weekend in St Albans and although it looks a bit messy from outside, inside it is wonderful. Built and re-built over time with a magnificent stone mural above the alter depicting various saints. We were lucky to engage with a lady...More

Thank 0ff_Line
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are lucky enough to get the guide I got you will have one of the most informative, intelligent, interesting and engaging presentations you are ever likely to experience. I cannot recommend this more highly.

Thank helloAdelaide
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church is full of histroy as it's built where Britain's first Christian martyr St Alban was buried. It's a priviledge to have worshiped at this cathedral.

Thank strawberies
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral is well worth a visit. We spent some time just looking around and listening to the choir rehearsal. We stayed for evensong which was lovely. They were also selling Christmas cards for charity. So many beautiful stain glass windows. If you are in...More

Thank monkey7266
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit if it's your sort of thing, lots of history here has a very old feel about the place, good restaurant, good place to spend a few hours.

Thank lardybarsto
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a huge fan of churches, but there's something magical with these old cathedrals even for an atheist like me.

Thank DjJassu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Within walking distance from town centre. Lovely catherdal and well worth a visit when in the area or site seeing.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen more impressive cathedrals on the outside, however on the inside this cathedral really does have the wow factor! There are so many unusual carvings all over the interior the like I have not seen anywhere else in the UK or in Europe. No charge...More

Thank MeandSally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing doesn't really describe the architecture, the atmosphere and the history within the cathedral.

Thank HJDTorfaen
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24 November 2016|
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
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