"A great deal of history." Top 5 Page for this destination St Albans by planxty

St Albans Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 449 photos

A great day trip.

St. Albans today is a bustling market town, effectively a dormitory town for people who work in London. It lies a mere 20 minute train journey from the capital and as such makes it an easily accessible place to visit for a day trip. There is wealth of history here dating from Iron Age times right through the Roman period when it was a very important place. Only London and Colchester were more important centres in Roman Britain. There is a grand Norman Cathedral containing a shrine to the first English martyr for whom the city is named. There are pleasant parks, good shopping facilities and many restaurants and bars.

Altogether a great place to spend a day.

  • Last visit to St Albans: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 24, 2012
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  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Lovely page Fergy! To my shame/pride, I have visited all the hostelries you feature!
    Regards
    Cathy

  • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    I have visited this place twice some years ago. Nice guide and photos.

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:28 AM

    Nice page - I've wanted to go to St Albans for years so I hope I will one day.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2008 at 2:26 AM

    Happy birthday. Revisited your amphitheatre page, last seen by me in 1954. Never forgotten it, as it helped spark my interest in archaeology.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2006 at 8:50 AM

    Really interesting page Fergie, unfortunately when I stayed for a wknd in St Albans house sitting I walked into town in the opposite direction Doh

  • Phillylawyer_19107's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 1:24 PM

    Very informative page with lots of interesting background information!

  • bike_packer's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2006 at 8:55 PM

    hello fergy! you got wonderful pics on these pages. old buildings or new ones, they are just marvelous!

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 4:21 AM

    Excellent pages for a local haunt of mine. Don't forget the Old Boot pub!

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