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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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We walked around the grounds to see the impressive Cathedral. On entry (free) you are immediately struck by the amazing architecture. Incredible detail not only masonry but wall... read more

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked around the grounds to see the impressive Cathedral. On entry (free) you are immediately struck by the amazing architecture. Incredible detail not only masonry but wall paintings. A service was taking place but this does not prevent visitors from entering. The cathedral's organ fills the senses as it plays. There are good information boards located at various points... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth visit, we love looking at all the different styles of building and with the use of old roman history we learnt a lot from our visit.

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

We stayed overnight in St Albans whilst visiting Warner studios. The visit to the cathedral and abbey church of Saint Alban was truely wonderful, calming, tranquil and all inspiring. What an amazing structure with so much history. At this juncture Gordon and Sissy would love to thank the lovely lady Judith for sharing her one to one cathedral knowledge and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cathedral, an Abbey before the late King Henry's reforms, is the seat of the Lord Bishop of St Albans and the mother church of the diocese. It is, in parts, very ancient but was remodelled extensively in the century before last. It is worth visiting for the history but for those who religious, the reverence and dignity of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited here I didn't really see how big It was but it's truly impressive, the murals are brilliant, the tomb of st Alban very good and loved the history of it, the altars are all amazing, the main alter is truly stunning , a must see when you visit St Albans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Cathedral over Christmas. A remarkable history. This place is so special. People from all ober the world come to see the shrine of St Alban, the first English martyr. Amid the hustle and bustle of a busy world, this quiet spiritual place, makes you feel closer to God.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited a number of times since moving to St. Albans. It's a beautiful cathedral with lovely architecture. We've watched some performances there and been to a few of the services. A great place to light a candle and reflect.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited recently since many years ago. It's strange how you don't tend to visit you local attractions. Beautiful architecture with many fine stained glass windows to admire. Contains the tomb of St Alban, free tours are available and there is no entrance fee as in some cathedrals recently and they are not in your face asking for donations either. However,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of fascinating things to see here, great architecture and many historical aspects too. Worthy of an hour or more, if you're so inclined. The café is slightly odd but fun, but there are great places to eat nearby anyway. Also well worth walking down to the Fighting Cocks (oldest pub in England, allegedly) and Verulamium Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning cathedral - well worth visiting to absorb the history and beauty of the place. Lovely gift shop and book shop and fabulous staff make for a memorable visit.

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