"St. Albans Abbey" St Alban's Cathedral Tip by graeme83
St Alban's Cathedral, St Albans: 17 reviews and 52 photos
The abbey is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. The abbey and indeed the city itself is named after St. Alban, who was the first Christian martyr in Britain. He was buried on the site of the cathedral after giving his life to save a priest 1700 years ago.
The building has a mixture of architectural styles, due to its changed use over time. It was originally a monastic abbey, and has developed (as a result of the history of Britain and its churches) in to a cathedral. The building that exists today became a cathedral in 1877. It is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom, containing the longest nave of any cathedral in England (84m).
The cathedral is free to enter and provides free guided tours around the interior. They start at the west door, take about an hour and start at the following times :
11.30 Monday to Saturday
14.30 Sunday to Friday
Address: St Albans AL1 1BY
Phone: +44 1727 860780
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