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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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Wow a really fascinating cathedral.

Amazing eclectic architecture. To think that it's been a place of worship for centuries. Great... read more

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Pam S
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Milborne Saint Andrew, United Kingdom
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Nice surroundings

Worth a quick look inside as it's almost in the Town centre and surrounded by a lovely park. My... read more

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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 via mobile

Amazing eclectic architecture. To think that it's been a place of worship for centuries. Great guides and a wonderful lively atmosphere whilst maintaining a Christian ethos.

Thank Pam S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a quick look inside as it's almost in the Town centre and surrounded by a lovely park. My friend had been there for Xmas candle- lit service and said it was magical

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, full of history. Very informative. Nice to see prereformation wall art and decorations.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely Cathedral with excellent visitor facilities. Set in lovely grounds and a must visit when in St Albans!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The magestic cathedral of old St. Albans is absolutely worth a visit and tells a story of times gone by.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

....and staffed by plenty of very knowledgeable volunteers willing to share their love of this place with you. If you have any interest in the development of buildings and like to see a mish mash of architectural styles, then you will love this. If you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wondrous place, amazing stained glass and interesting heroic story about the man behind the name St Albans! Very impressive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the staff were very helpful, the funeral was very well organised and the whole atmosphere very welcoming for such a sad occasion.

Thank Geoff T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit and see, we also went on a Sunday and could hear the choir singing, I must say they are amazing and am glad I was able to witness this while I was there as it added to the atmosphere....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a friend visited St Albans mid January, We were both using mobility scooters. the cathedral is undergoing some renovation work so the cafe is in a Marquee at the back.. The food was overpriced and not very good. However the visit into the...More

Thank LizW71
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HappyHoildays
24 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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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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