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Verulamium Park

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Address: Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1727 819366
Today
14:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

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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Love this place any time of the year

I have been coming to this park my entire 32 years. My parents brought me here as a child and i still continue to go and i will take my kids there too. There is a big park in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming to this park my entire 32 years. My parents brought me here as a child and i still continue to go and i will take my kids there too. There is a big park in the middle with swings and slides, a roundabout and monkey bars. In the summer they often have a little fair there... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice park for walking with free access to Roman bath mosaic exhibit and other roman walls plus lake with various wildlife, cafe and children's play area + museum in one corner (not free) and outdoor running track and sports centre at Westminster lodge on other side of park.

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Thank Bernard R
Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk. Great to see the roman mosaic and walls. Lovely lake with lots of different water fowl when we visited including coots, moor hens, tufted ducks, Pochards, swans, geese and a heron. Well used children's play area and lots of sporting facilities. Very reasonable car parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this park Easily accessible from city centre Excellent for walking Also very good for runners There is a scenic big lake too

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Thank davethedrill
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful park I have ever visited. Lovely lake and green areas, play area excellent for small children. Everything you could wish for.

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Thank joan h
St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I took the kids and their scooters to burn some energy off riding round the lakes and in the playground. The lakes are looking pretty dirty and disgusting, and half of the pines in Verulamium Park look browned and half dead. Overall the park is looking tired, and starting to really let St Albans and the historic... More 

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Thank Wildflower26
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are fortunate to live a very short walk from the park, and frequently visit either for a planned walk with family dog or en route to St Albans town centre. For such a historic site there seems to be limited investment in catering outlets and public convenience for visitors. There is a stunning museum and a new water-fun play... More 

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England, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regularly visit the park for a stroll and occasional food and drink in the excellent cafe. Lots of wild birds on the lake (e.g. swans, ducks, geese, herons) and the occasional excitingly different 'spot'; today we spotted a kingfisher by the river. Informed a mum nearby (just in case interested, as you do!) with two young children who responded that... More 

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Thank banshee48
Reay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy a walk around the park to see what birds are on the lakes, enjoy the trees and the vista to The Abbey.

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Thank Liz R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park with museum and Roman ruins to visit. Attractions naturally closed on the public holiday but a 5 km run was underway and both the participants and competitors were very friendly to casual walkers Nice lake and a cafe which was sadly too busy, but only because we arrived with everybody as it opened and as the run finished.... More 

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