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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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Rich history -1st Christian Martyr.

Lovely building with detailed exhibition and accessible information and very helpful guides and staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely building with detailed exhibition and accessible information and very helpful guides and staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lovely open feel to this cathedral - good and interesting displays around the cathedral showing the history

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent most of the day wandering around the cathedral. What a magnificent place to visit. So much to look at and such a variety of architectural and decorative styles. The £5 donation was a pittance for what was on offer. The restaurant on the ground floor had a good selection on offer and was excellent value. Lovely surroundings to... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Were in the area and came in for a wander and to visit the Shrine of St Alban, was a very pretty place

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of history. Very interesting with Roman past merging with more modern times. Worth a visit to see old tomb.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the primary attraction in the quiet town, and holds its own amongst the other cathedrals across the UK and Europe. The stained glass and ceiling decorations are particularly nice, as are the altarpieces. We stumbled upon a classical guitar recital in one of the chapels which really added to the experience

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place. Inside the park. Didn't open on Saturday Would like to visit again sometime. St Albans is such a beautiful place

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

It's a lovely place to visit.walking through such and old place makes you feel calm and part of history.

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

The Cathedral is an amazing building with details from Roman bricks, Romanesque, Norman, Early-English and Decorated Gothic, plus a little heavy handed Victorian Restoration thrown in for good measure. This goes back to the very roots of Christianity in Englan with St Alban as a true Roman martyr. The first pleasant surprise is there is no entrance charge, so no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met my daughter for lunch and had a lovely walk around the cathedral. Beautiful Cathedral and grounds worth a visit.

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