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St Albans Cathedral

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Address: Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
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St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in...

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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Stunning Cathedral

What an amazing cathedral. We were fortunate to be on the 11.30am guided tour, led by a French gentleman, M Jean Pavan, whose knowledge of the cathedral and English history was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing cathedral. We were fortunate to be on the 11.30am guided tour, led by a French gentleman, M Jean Pavan, whose knowledge of the cathedral and English history was breathtaking. In an hour he brought the place to life, pointing out so many things that we would otherwise have missed, and equipped us to continue exploring for ourselves.... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited on a morning evening whilst working in the area. Had the fortune to be there when evensong was on. Coupled with the majesty of the building and llistening to a really beautiful choir made for a very pleasant evening. The cathedral is a really magnificent building.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Friends in the area and being obsessed with Churches and Cathedrals, they took us to have a look at St Ablans Cathedral. What a beautiful place, so spiritual, sacred and breath taking. Taking in such magnificent architecture, stained glass, statues and over all history - Beautiful ! You cannot go to St Albans and not go to this Cathedral,... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Carols on the Hour on the Saturday a week before Christmas. Nine Lessons and Carols. The Christmas Morning Service. The Crib Service. And at the start of December, the Christingle Service with the collection going to The Children's Society. A brilliant building, so many activities going on all the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

No trip to St.Albans would be complete without a trip to see the beautiful cathedral. There are some lovely stained glass windows and an interesting old clock.

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Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Incredible building filled with lots of history. Very informative and friendly guides. Well worth a visit.

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

Was shown around by friends who live in St.Albans. Such a beautiful building ! And absolutely huge ! Needed a lot more time to see everything . Very helpful guide who answered any questions we had even tho we weren't on a tour.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the grounds to see the impressive Cathedral. On entry (free) you are immediately struck by the amazing architecture. Incredible detail not only masonry but wall paintings. A service was taking place but this does not prevent visitors from entering. The cathedral's organ fills the senses as it plays. There are good information boards located at various points... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visit, we love looking at all the different styles of building and with the use of old roman history we learnt a lot from our visit.

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

We stayed overnight in St Albans whilst visiting Warner studios. The visit to the cathedral and abbey church of Saint Alban was truely wonderful, calming, tranquil and all inspiring. What an amazing structure with so much history. At this juncture Gordon and Sissy would love to thank the lovely lady Judith for sharing her one to one cathedral knowledge and... More 

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