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St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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Fantastic Wall Paintings

A really beautiful cathedral, with a range of different periods of architectural... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
St Albans Day. Re-enactment of the capture, trial and execution of St Alban. Saturday 24th June 2017

The re-enactment commences in the morning from St Peter's Church, processing through the city... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian M
St Albans, United Kingdom
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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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Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
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Reviewed yesterday

A really beautiful cathedral, with a range of different periods of architectural style. Renovations have uncovered some great medieval wall paintings on the nave pillars. Amazing to visit it on St Alban's Day. Well worth a visit anytime.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 4 days ago

The re-enactment commences in the morning from St Peter's Church, processing through the city centre and finishing off in the Abbey Orchard. St Alban’s story and this place built in his honour takes us back to the beginning of the Christian faith in Britain. Alban...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

love being able to go inside the cathedral, stunning architecture and a great place to come and sit, to reflect or meditate. Great for photographers too, so many lovely parts to snap.

Thank ClaireBoyles
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful building with an incredible circular stained glass window. Interesting history, St Albans shrine is really interesting.Worth a visit.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent sum time here over the weekend of 17/6/2017 huge magnificent building list of history to read on very interesting and peaceful will be goin again

Thank 451annmarie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this cathedral on our way from the Waffle House in St Albans and it was a very pleasant visit. The cathedral is beautiful and well maintained. A nice stop on the way!

Thank Hemen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral is undergoing some improvements. There is scaffolding and metal sheeting around parts. Just happened to be here at 5pm when evensong was starting. The beautiful voices of the girls choir ringing out. What a lovely experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to pop in here while in the middle of a 14 mile walk in the rain and boy Im glad I did. This place is not a fusty old church but is alive with people and events. There were staff inside who could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is beyond gorgeous. It over looks the park. It is huge. It has an amazing stained glass mosaic window.

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of England's greatest with the longest nave in Europe. Imposing environs and much of interest inside, including the shrine of St Alban, first Christian martyr in England AD303, and an amazing astronomical clock. No charge for entrance - voluntary donations ( and well worth...More

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Can you please let me know if wheelchairs are available for hire for the less able among us ?
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
are preferences given to regular churchgoers on xmas eve midnight mass and where would you park?
17 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