St Albans Cathedral

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St Albans Cathedral information

St Albans , England
off High St & Holywell Hill
+44 1727 890200
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admission free
Opening hours
8.30am-5.45pm, free tours 11.30am & 2.30pm Mon-Fri, 11.30am & 2pm Sat, 2.30pm Sun
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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.