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St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans
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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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  • Wonderful, historic place. Set in beautiful park land, the cathedral building is stunning and the stained glass windows are truly magnificent. The staff and volunteers are most informative and welcome...  more »
  • The Abbey is a fabulously peaceful place at any time of year. Norman architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. The rose window is a must see. 
  • I have an unfair advantage as I do at least two graduations every year there. every time though it is unique. of course it is the graduates that are different, but the spirit remains the same. every t...  more »