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Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Sumpter Yard
St Albans
Hertfordshire

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The setting for the Shrine of Alban, Britain’s first Christian Martyr, a Norman Abbey Church built with recycled Roman bricks from the nearby city of Verulamium, a thriving parish church and today a cathedral. St Albans offers you a journey through 1700 years of history. Highlights include the great Norman Tower, a series of 12-13th century wall-paintings unequalled in England, the painted Presbytery ceiling (1280), the Shrine of St Alban (1308) with a wooden watching loft (1400) and the tomb of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester (1447). Free guided tours every day, booked groups by arrangement. Family Trails and children’s activities often available during school holidays – please contact for details. Bookstall, gift shop and the ‘Café at the Abbey’

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Nearest UK Airport: Luton
Months Open: All year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Restaurant/Café

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