St Albans Cathedral
This fantastic multimedia exposé of everyday life in Roman Verulamium includes household objects, farming utensils, legionnaires'...
At the western end of town, near the Roman museum, are the grassy foundations of St Albans' AD 140 Roman theatre, which once seated 2000...
Lussmanns Fish & Grill
A bright, modern restaurant just steps from the cathedral, Lussmanns serves a changing, season-focused, ethically sourced menu of...
off High St & Holywell Hill · interesting places nearby
St Albans Cathedral information
Built by King Offa of Mercia in 793 around the tomb of St Alban, who was martyred here in approximately AD 250, this massive cathedral is a magnificent melange of Norman Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The longest medieval nave in the country gives way to ornate ceilings, semi-lost 13th-century wall paintings, rounded Norman arches built with reused brick from Roman Verulamium and, of course, the shrine of St Alban, hidden behind a stone reredos.