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St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Plan to visit St Albans Cathedral during your St. Albans vacation using our convenient St. Albans trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Cathedral is undergoing some improvements. There is scaffolding and metal sheeting around parts. Just happened to be here at 5pm when evensong was starting. The beautiful voices of the girls choir...  more »
  • I decided to pop in here while in the middle of a 14 mile walk in the rain and boy Im glad I did. This place is not a fusty old church but is alive with people and events. There were staff inside who ...  more »
  • The cathedral is beyond gorgeous. It over looks the park. It is huge. It has an amazing stained glass mosaic window.  more »