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St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire


  • Located in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, East of England, England
  • Said to be built on the hillside where St Alban was buried*
  • In the 8th century, Bede refers to the 'beautiful church worthy of St Alban's martyrdom where frequent miracles of healing took place'
  • The massive church we see today was begun in 1077. It replaced a timber Saxon building
  • The famous medieval historian Matthew Paris worked here, the only English Pope, Nicholas Breakespeare, attended school here
  • In its heyday, in the centuries before the Dissolution of the Monasteries, there were extensive buildings to the south and south west of the church
  • In the centuries after the Dissolution, the church fell into disrepair. It was restored, along with many others across the UK, by the Victorians
  • The nave is the longest in England
  • Look out for a series of 13th century paintings and the Saxon pillars in the south transept. The shrine of St Alban is impressive
  • We'd recommend attending, or listening to, Evensong
  • * Read our guide to St. Albans for the story of the martyrdom of St Alban

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Comfort Hotel St Albans City Centre, St Albans
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 60; Rates: 60 - 120 Per Night

Retaining many Edwardian features but totally redesigned for the modern era, this hotel offers a good combination of value and quality in the heart of St Albans...

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The Black Lion Inn, St Albans
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 16; Rates: 55 - 85 Per Night

Set in the heart of St Michaela s Village, a historic area of St Albans, this traditional 18th century inn provides a relaxing retreat away from the stresses of everyday life...

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Ardmore House Hotel, St Albans
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 40; Rates: 55 - 150 Per Night

The Ardmore House Hotel is a charming Edwardian residence with a Victorian annex, tastefully converted to provide relaxing and comfortable accommodation...

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