Verulamium Park, St Albans

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  • Kingfisher in the Verulamium Park
    Kingfisher in the Verulamium Park
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  • 2014 Floods in the Verulamium Park
    2014 Floods in the Verulamium Park
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  • The Abbey from the Verulamium Park
    The Abbey from the Verulamium Park
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    Verulamium Park

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    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 through the park and there is also a good sized ornamental lake in the middle, which is home to many wild fowl including duck, swans, Canadian geese and moor hens. We also recently spotted a kingfisher flying along the river.

    There is a children s playground with the usual swings and slides. In the summer months. if the weather is kind, then there is also the splash park to have a bit of watery fun in.

    There is an ice cream hut and also a good cafe to get a cup of coffee and a cake - Inn on the Park cafe.

    You get a good view of St Albans cathedral from the park and there is also the old roman city walls. At one end of the park is the St Albans museum .. which then leads on the Waffle House.

    The Abbey from the Verulamium Park 2014 Floods in the Verulamium Park Kingfisher in the Verulamium Park
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Architecture

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    Verulamium Park

    by graeme83 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Verulamium Park is a beautiful park in the centre of St Albans, close to the abbey. It comprises over 100 acres, with the centre-piece being a man-made lake. This was constructed during the Great Depression to provide jobs for the local population.

    There are many facilities located within the park, including a swimming pool, athletics track, tennis courts, childrens' playgrounds, basketball courts and football pitches. Most of the land though is grass that can be used for sitting on for picnics, or games of football, cricket etc.

    Also in the park are some remnants of walls that surrounded the Roman city of Verulamium. These are worth a look, located not far from the lake.

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    Verulamium Park

    by barryg23 Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    Verulamium Park contains over 100 acres of parkland and is home to the Verulamium museum and the Roman theatre. The name of the park comes from the Roman name for St Albans and its 100 acres cover much of what once was the Roman town. The river Ver flows through the park and there is a small lake at the park’s northern end.

    River Ver Verulamium Park Feeding the ducks Swans in the Lake Verulamium Park

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    Verulamium Park

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 27, 2006

    Verulamium Park is a large park area that covers 100 acres and was the original site of the Roman settlement of Verulamium. In fact the city walls, London Gate and hypocaust can still be seen within the park. The main feature of the park is the beautiful lake which was constructed in 1929 and is fed by the small River Ver. The area is very popular when the weathers nice like on the day I was there with loads of people laid out in the sun or under the trees.

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