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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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Impressive building with a real history

Well worth a good look around to find out about the "Abbey's" history, about St. Alban and the persecution of early Christians by the Romans.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a good look around to find out about the "Abbey's" history, about St. Alban and the persecution of early Christians by the Romans.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very accessible cathedral with a real mishmash of architectural styles. It looks as though some of the building material was re-used from older buildings - possibly roman. One side of the cathedral is a real architectural puzzle - great fun. Personally I didn't like the newer part of the cathedral as it didn't take the older building into consideration... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked around the outside of the cathedral, it is stunning to look at. I will visit the inside later this year.

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Thank RPlow1
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we spent hours in here as there is so much to see than you'd expect- lots of lovely architecture of course, dating from different times in history- beautiful windows and painted ceilings too.

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South Lincolnshire
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked around the Cathedral/Abbey when visiting St Albans, they were rehearsing an evensong from a visiting choir and it sounded lovely. I had to be quick sadly, but would love to go back and spend a little more time as it looks like a lovely place to be and visit.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a tour with a blue badge guide which I think is best as there are so many hidden gems and great stories. The cathedral has so much history, art and architecture. The grounds are lovely, especially on a nice day. We also had afternoon tea which was great. St Albans is a lovely place to visit and we... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't visit St.Albans without visiting this amazing Cathedral. Since I was six years of age, and I'm not religious, I always visit this most amazing place. I was born here in St.Albans, although never really lived here, so the church and the city have a special drawer, it means a lot to me. Surround by wonderful gardens and just... More 

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Thank andyH122
london
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic venue , guides wandering around giving helpful advice, very accessable. Free guided tours on offer as well.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending how much time you have you can have a quick walk around or if you have time to spare it is worth looking in finer detail

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London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting and wonderful cathedral. Well kept with some great stained glass windows. Free to enter, £5 suggested donation which seems fair.

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