St Albans Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedral

    This 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 – more...

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  • 2. Clock Tower

    The tower was built between 1403 and 1412 and is the only medieval town belfry in England still in existence. It was built by the townsmen to assert their freedom, power and wealth in face of the...

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  • 3. Verulamium Park

    The Verulamium Park is a lovely park in the centre of St Albans. The park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands It's lovely to walk around, in any weather. The river Ver runs...

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  • 4. Verulamium Museum

    This is a nice museum showing the history of the Roman city of Verulamium. There are some really good mosaics inside from roman villas, as well as a large collection of everyday objects that have been...

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  • 5. Roman Theatre

    You'll need a very good imagination to visualize the Roman theatre as it once was because there is little left in the ruins today. I thought the entrance fee of 2 pounds was quite expensive as there...

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  • 6. Corn Exchange

    The Corn Exchange was built in 1857 by the local Council on the designs of John Murray of Coventry. It replaced a 16th century timber framed Market House which was used for the sale of wheat and...

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  • 7. Abbey Gateway

    The Abbey Gateway is a massive gateway in the historic cathedral city of St. Albans, close to St. Albans Abbey. Built of Roman tiles and flint, it was the gateway to the monastery, and is sometimes...

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  • 8. The Roman Walls

    In Verulamium Park, which has the museum, sports grounds and children's playground, there are segments of the old city wall of Verulamium which was the third largest Roman city in Britain with a...

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  • 9. St Michael's Church

    St. Michael's Church was built in 948AD (along with St. Stephen's and St. Peter's churches). It was founded by Ulsinus, who was the abbot of the abbey at the time. All three churches were built to...

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  • 10. St Peter's Church

    Ulsinus founded this church along with St. Stephen's and St. Michael's in 948AD. It was built at the former northern entrance to the medieval town. The church is something of a landmark as it marks...

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  • 11. Marlborough Almshouses

    Although my photo doesn't really do them justice, these really are a very fine set of buildings. They are a set of almshouses founded in 1736 by Sarah Churchill (of the famous family), the Duchess of...

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  • 12. Pemberton Almshouses

    The Pemberton Almshouses (houses for the poor/elderly) are a series of small, single storey terrace cottages that were built in 1627. According to the sign by the entrance, they were founded by Roger...

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  • 13. Hypocaust

    The hypocaust is a Roman central heating system used to heat private houses and public baths. This particular one survives as part of a Roman town house which...

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  • 14. St Albans Museum

    This small museum, which was first started in 1898 as the Hertfordshire County Museum, charts the city's history from when the Roman's departed right up to the...

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  • 15. See the mosaic.

    In the middle of Verulamium Park is a modern white structure. This covers an extremely interesting Roman archaeological find. It is a very well preserved...

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  • 16. Roman treasure trove.

    An absolute must on any visit to St. Albans is a trip to the Verulamium Museum. It is situated right on the site of the old Roman town and contains a very fine...

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  • 17. Visit the Museum.

    This really is a very interesting town museum. Apart from exhibitions detailing St. Albans post-Roman history, specifically St. Alban himself, there is a...

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  • 18. Get the information first.

    A very good place to start your trip to St. Albans is, naturally, the Tourist Information Centre. It is housed in the Town Hall,which is itself worth seeing,...

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  • 19. St. Stephen's Church

    Originally founded in the year 948, much of this church has been refurbished over the past 1000 years, the most recent being a restoration in the 1860s. A small...

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  • 20. Statue of Boudica

    This is an interesting statue that is located at the bottom of Holywell Hill. Boudica was a queen of the Brittonic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the...

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  • 21. Sopwell Nunnery

    This is a small ruin located about a 15 min walk downhill from the centre of the town. There is nothing actually left of the former nunnery which was...

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  • 22. St. Albans' Museum

    The Museum of St Albans is a small museum that shows the history of the city from the time of the Romans to the present day. I haven't visited since I was in...

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  • 23. Wandering amongst Roman Ruins

    Before any Christians were here, the ancient tribes who inhabited this region in the 1st century before the Common Era had established a community. Later, upon...

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  • 24. The Roman Mosaics

    The 1800 year old hypocaust with its mosaic floor were uncovered during excavations in Verulamium Park in the 1930's by Sir Mortimer Wheeler . They were left in...

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  • 25. visit St Albans Museum

    The museum is an attractive building. It has programmes of lectures on various topics like Gods and Goddesses;mosaics;death and burial; St Alban;Town Defences;...

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