St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans

St Albans Cathedral owns the honor of being Britain's oldest site of continuous Christian worship. The Shrine of St Alban, where Britain's first martyr lies buried, is an important pilgrimage site receiving visitors since the 11th century. Even if you aren't the religious type, the sheer beauty of the building alone is worth the visit. It boasts the longest nave of any cathedral in England, and at 84 m (276 ft) it is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom. Take part in a free guided tour to learn about the cathedral's history, architecture, and ministry. Tours begin at the west door and last an hour. If you have a limited schedule or prefer to learn the basics, a free highlights tour is faster. However, if you want to learn more about this historical site, the free "More to Explore" tour takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Using our international travel planner, St. Albans attractions like St Albans Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Had a stroll around the cathedral to kill a bit of time one morning, lovely location. Interesting building with plenty of history to discover .  more »
  • I visited the St Albans Cathedral (aka Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban) to see the new visitors center and display. Whilst the internal works were complete, the outside work (including three en...  more »
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