St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral St Albans Cathedral

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March, the Cathedral is closed to the public until further notice. In these increasingly uncertain times, we recognise that now more than ever people are looking for ways to engage with Cathedral worship. Live streams and recordings of our services can be found on our YouTube channel.

St Albans Cathedral is a great place to visit for the whole family – whatever the weather! From the longest nave in England and an extensive collection of medieval wall paintings, to an exciting programme of activities and events and a brand new interactive exhibition with artefacts, audio visuals and an exciting digital tour of the Cathedral.

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 located 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.

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St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral,
Sumpter Yard,
St Albans,

Telephone: 01727 890 210

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Weekend Wisdom Tours / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-02-09T00:00:00Z">Sun 09 Feb</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-12-13T00:00:00Z">Sun 13 Dec 2020</span> <span>(10 months)</span>Weekend Wisdom Tours / Sun 09 Feb to Sun 13 Dec 2020 (10 months)

Explore deeper into a special feature of the Cathedral with an experienced guide. If you would like to delve deeper into facts about the Cathedral fa...

Tower Tours / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-04-04T00:00:00Z">Sat 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-04-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 Apr 2020</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>Tower Tours / Sat 04 to Sat 25 Apr 2020 (3 weeks)

Climb the 211 steps up to the top of the oldest Cathedral tower in Britain and experience fantastic views of St Albans. On the way up, see the Cathedr...

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