St Albans, Hertfordshire is the cathedral city of England. It was called Verulamium by the Romans at the time, and the Verulamium park constitutes the largest green area of the town. You can reach this charming town with a 25-minute train ride from London St Pancras International station. Since the town is quite small, you can see everywhere by walking. It is a suitable route for day trips without the need for accommodation. So, here are the best places to visit in St Albans!
Places to Visit in St. Albans
The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Albans
The Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It is the longest in the country which, at 85 meters long, displays a striking selection of medieval wall paintings.
Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery
Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery is an eighteenth-century working watermill museum and bakery. It is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and was extensively restored following a fire in 1987.”
Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans. Along with being a wide-open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes its name. The park includes a long list of facilities like; Tennis courts, sand courts, football, and cricket pitches, a golf course, a children’s play area, and more.
St. Albans Traditional Street Market
St. Albans Traditional Street Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday on Peter Street, the city’s main shopping street. There are many stalls, from fruit and vegetables to homemade pastries, clothes, gifts, and many handmade accessories. To feel the spirit of the city, you should visit this market and take a look at the local products.
St. Albans Clock Tower
Completed by 1405, the Clock Tower is the only surviving medieval town belfry in England and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The tower with its fine bell has survived over 600 years of use.
Maltings St. Albans Shopping Centre
It is an outdoor shopping center housing high-street stores, food outlets, a library, and an arts theatre.
St Albans is the place with the highest number of pubs per kilometer in England. Especially the most famous pub is The Fighting Cocks Pub because it is known as the oldest pub in England as well.
Except for many places to visit in St Albans touristically, St Albans is also an ideal place to live in England as it is very close to London, has cheap rents and living expenses, and many restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs to enjoy.