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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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A true spiritual home - fascinating

There must be something missing in my education but I never realised until a few years back that... read more

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Alan R
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Stunning

The cathedral is fascinating. It is beautiful and tall and full of different corners. You can tell... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mareike H
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Cambridge, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

There must be something missing in my education but I never realised until a few years back that this is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, Britain's first saint is buried and whose shrine still...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral is fascinating. It is beautiful and tall and full of different corners. You can tell that it has grown and changed over the centuries. I especially love the brasses in the floor - flip over one of the carpets to admire them (and...More

Thank Mareike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful cathedral and well worth a visit. Peaceful place and some information on the history of the cathedral and St. Albans which was interesting. Lovely grounds too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly unique cathedral. The clergy are a bit up themselves of course, but you expect that. If visiting in December try to attend the 'Carols on the Hour'

Thank smallbrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on Saturday morning It very busy housekeeper loves the really old cathedrals this one was really interesting the housekeeper always lights the candles she enjoyed the visit. Thanks Bob marsden

Thank b0bthebet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and me were so disappointed yesterday, 26th November 2017. The is awful, disaster, catastrophe ... This is is not the Christmas Market: 90% of merchandisers were Food Sellers. All the talented works of artist were like a needle in a haystack and people...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and joined the free tour which was provided by John. John was great and was really enthusiastic about the cathedral. Free admission and free guided tour. Amazing architecture and we learnt a lot about the history of the building. Very happy we visited

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite amazing Cathedral as you see the progressive quality especially on ceiling and windows as you get further back in the Cathedral. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank _robert_haining
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really beautiful and historic any time of the year. For people who truly appreciate good architecture

Thank ellielouise2802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from our nearby hotel and so glad we did. Beautiful building inside and out - my 12 yr old found enough to interest her but my 8yr old found it a bit too much. My husband and I adored it and would love...More

Thank Nicky B
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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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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
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