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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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Huge Cathedral

This is a huge Cathedral located between the town centre and Verulamium park in St Albans. The main... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
must see!

Stunning cathedral, very interesting and nice, definitely worth a visit not only to the church... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a huge Cathedral located between the town centre and Verulamium park in St Albans. The main façade is massively impressive and the building it is equally so inside. This is a gigantic space with high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, lovely altars etc....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning cathedral, very interesting and nice, definitely worth a visit not only to the church itself but also to the surrounding area with gardens and nice village-style houses.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing venue and so much more than a Cathedral- it’s more of a museum. The cafe was very average but it’s a good way to spend an hour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While not as large and a bit simpler than some cathedrals in the UK, this one is still beautiful. Adjacent to a lovely park it made for an excellent day trip from London.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If I am honest the outside does not match the grandeur of the inside in my opinion. The interior is stunning from the windows to the chapels. The alters are truly stunning. You feel a sense of calm when either sitting and taking in the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very grand and atmospheric, great venue for a graduation ceremony! Great lighting at the front of the cathedral at night adding to it's majestic quality.

Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful building with extra long nave wonderful rood screen and nay artefact named after the first Christian martyr burnt at the stake nearby a great place to visit just 20 miles from the centre of London

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit for a weekend daytrip. Unfortunately it was too cold to enjoy the gardens or much of the outside, but the interior is wonderfully atmospheric (although undergoing some restoration works at the time of writing). Well worth a couple of hours...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on our way through St Albans and was impressed with this Cathedral. Beautiful space and the Choir were practising so felt very atmospheric. Lovely gift shop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Albans Cathedral is huge, complicated, almost unimaginably ancient and full of secrets and unexpected beauties. First of all a holy place, in common with all Britain's cathedrals it is also the repository of our shared history, as well as being faced with the formidable...More

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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