St Albans Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is a rare example of a medieval belfry. The people of St Albans had the tower built in 1405 as a symbol of their resistance against the power of the Abbot of St Albans.

After climbing the 93 steps to the top you can enjoy the magnificent views of historic St Albans and the surrounding countryside. The Clock Tower’s original bell, named Gabriel, still rings the hour and can viewed on the fourth floor. The Clock Mechanism, built in 1866, can also be seen working on the second floor.

The tower is open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (10.30am to 5pm) from Good Friday to the end of September.

Admission: Adults £1 Children free.

The Clock Tower is not wheelchair or buggy accessible and the climb up to the top is via narrow and steep steps.

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...