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Verulamium Park

Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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White with snow

The park was covered with snow and the lake frozen over when we visited. The Roman Walls, while... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JeffroNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
Beautiful Green Park

This is a beautiful park next to a very urban St Alban's supported by plenty of cheap parking. As... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name. The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built. The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks. Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.
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“roman ruins” (65 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (29 reviews)
“tennis courts” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park was covered with snow and the lake frozen over when we visited. The Roman Walls, while small, were nice to visit during our walk. I'm sure the park is lovely during the summer - in winter it had its charm. Good for stretching...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park next to a very urban St Alban's supported by plenty of cheap parking. As the name suggests the site had a Roman complex in it which has long gone. There are a few Roman reminders in the Park such as...More

Thank joe_green
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born very close to this lovely park , it has only got better over the last seventy years, now every time I come back to St Albans its a must to take a walk around the lake. Don,t miss it...

Thank tony b
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I often go to St Albans park to see the heronry as I'm an avid bird watcher and like to take photos of the herons, egrets and cormorants who make use of the tall trees to nest in on the island in the middle of...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

While spending a couple of weeks visiting in St. Albans, my wife and I took many walks through the park. From the wide park expanse to the ancient ruins of the Roman walls and the expansive pond with a variety of birds, there is always...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Go here if you want a break from overcrowded St Albans.Large park built over Roman Verulamium now space for relaxing or playing recreational games ,park cafe, lots of bird species on lake,and some exposed Roman ruins.Best of all is a FREE view of a complete...More

Thank nedrow5791
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We spent two hours walking around the park and it is a very well kept park. The playground is lovely for younger children (7 and down). There are many playing fields and a lovely lake. A great place to take the bike.

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Wide open spaces, loads of green grass, and river running through its heart, and Roman ruins to boot, what more could you ask for, ideal for a day out with the family

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had a very pleasant walk alongside the water. We saw a heron in one of the trees and walked all the way to the Abbey.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to wander around. It’s perfect for a walk following a Sunday roast, in any weather. The fireworks display in November is a must too!

Thank Barberelly89
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DHC1173
13 August 2017|
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Response from HRobertson82 | Reviewed this property |
The pay and display near the Inn on the PArk / Museum is £1.60 for 3 hours. If you park by the Abbey Theatre / Leisure Centre, it is free for 2 hours
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Parione13
9 September 2015|
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Response from wyotravels | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to purchase a separate ticket. Because it is outside London, you cannot get there with an Oyster card and could face a penalty if you do so by accident.
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