St Albans Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit year-round. From the longest nave in England to the extensive collection of medieval wall paintings and an exciting programme of activities and events there is something to suit all interests and ages.
The history of St Albans Cathedral is rich, and, over the centuries, this magnificent building has undergone several transformations. Step inside and you’ll find awe inspiring reminders of the Cathedral’s past as well as the inspiring story at its heart. These include the Shrine of St Alban, a site of national pilgrimage which has been a focal point for visitors and pilgrims alike for over 1700 years. The Nave of St Albans Cathedral is the longest in the country which, at 85 metres long, displays a striking selection of medieval wall paintings, one of the most extensive collections surviving today. Not only is the inside of the Cathedral, with its vast expanses of space and secluded, intimate chapels, it is in the middle of acres of tranquil parkland, meaning that the Cathedral and surroundings is an oasis of calm just a short walk from the bustling market town of St Albans and a short train ride away from the frantic pace of central London.
Price: no entry fee but a donation is suggested
Free Daily tours – Monday – Saturday 11.30am, 1.05pm and 2.30pm, Sunday 1.05pm and 2.30pm
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The Abbot’s Kitchen café overlooking the nearby park, is the perfect place to enjoy tea after you visit the Cathedral or enjoy lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Open daily 10am – 4pm
The Cathedral Shop has a wide range of souvenirs and gifts to suit all ages and tastes. There are gifts for special occasions, birthdays, baptisms, weddings, plus a beautiful range of Cathedral and Saint Alban souvenirs for children and adults.
Open daily 10am – 5pm
There are many unique sights to take in when you visit the Cathedral, plus an exciting programme of events, tours and concerts. Please visit the website www.stalbanscathedral.org to find out more.
Awards and accreditations
Visit England VAQAS Quality Assured visitor attraction
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