St Albans Cathedral stands over the place where Alban, Britain’s first saint, was buried over 1700 years ago. Surrounded by parkland, and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, the Cathedral is home to the Shrine of St Alban, the longest nave in England, stunning medieval wall paintings and architecture that spans a millennia. Entry is free (donations gratefully received) and there are free guided tours every day of the week. The Abbot’s Kitchen cafe serves delicious lunches and afternoon teas, and gifts are available from the cathedral shop.
St Albans Cathedral
Things to do
Hertfordshire is brimming with fantastic things to see and do, so you are sure to discover something wonderful on your visit whatever your age or interests. Escape the rat race and immerse yourself in stunning countryside and incredible historic sites. Pack your bags for a weekend getaway in a picturesque market town, the city of St Albans or at a luxurious golf resort. Or bring the kids and seek out exotic beasts, farmyard favourites and magical movie stars. The choice is endless - start planning your perfect itinerary right here...