We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St Albans Cathedral

Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
+44 1727 860780
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Wonderful historic Cathedral and ex-Abbey

Longest nave in Christendom and the tomb of St Albans - what more could you want? The concerts are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JohnBaguley
,
St Albans, United Kingdom
St Albans history at its best

Lots to see and learn about. Please take the time to sit and listen to the organ being played, it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rod K
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 1 826 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago.The building itself is a blend of architectural styles spanning a millennia and contains recycled Roman bricks from Verulamium. Of special interest are the 13th century wall paintings, a rare watching loft and the shrines of Saint Alban and Amphibalus, the priest who converted Alban to Christianity.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Sumpter Yard, St Albans, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1727 860780
Write a ReviewReviews (1 826)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"medieval wall paintings"
in 21 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 162 reviews
"rose window"
in 36 reviews
"free tour"
in 23 reviews
"guided tour"
in 53 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 55 reviews
"albans cathedral"
in 37 reviews
"no charge"
in 18 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 19 reviews
"town centre"
in 21 reviews
"verulamium park"
in 32 reviews
"architecture"
in 189 reviews
"choir"
in 104 reviews
"nave"
in 60 reviews
"donation"
in 105 reviews
"martyrs"
in 86 reviews
"worship"
in 50 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1 728 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Longest nave in Christendom and the tomb of St Albans - what more could you want? The concerts are also excellent with a brilliant atmosphere.

Thank JohnBaguley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see and learn about. Please take the time to sit and listen to the organ being played, it is so moving. Also suggested is the guided tour of the building, even though we are local there was so much we did not know...More

Thank Rod K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

St Albans cathedral is not the grandest of cathedrals but I love it lived here for 6 years and always build it into my trips back there. You never know what your going to find there sometimes theirs a rehearsal going on for an evening...More

Thank Dawn S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the age of 11 or 12 I was in the choir and in my early teens one of the many St. Albans School pupils herded in for morning assembly. In many ways this edifice had been identified with nerves and somewhat tedious services and...More

Thank AndrewHill-Astcote
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to see in St Albans cathedral. They tell the story of St Albans really well with giant puppets, and the mix of old and new is very interesting. Amazing ceilings and decoration. A must-see if looking around St Albans, and perfectly located between...More

Thank Catriona H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificant cathedral with a hugely interesting free tour by a volunteer guide which made all the difference to our visit

Thank Alison W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, historic building with much to see. This cathedral has an enormous nave, a fabulous Harrison organ with and idyllic Lady Chapel

Thank Phil1310
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Chelsea Flowers Show by Shearing coach. We decided to stopped at St Albuns high st for couple of hours. In this short visit we headed straight to St Albuns Cathedral, the Cathedral has so much to see that it’s hard to condense. Situated...More

Thank Sid S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit in June of 2018 we were so lucky to see & hear an orchestra & chorus rehearsing for their evening concert. Considering they were not using microphones,the sound quality & volume was so impressive. I think they were a local group of...More

Thank Paul W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral yesterday. Definitely worth a visit, the Cathedral is stunning and nestled within St Albans with its abundance of picturesque places within it. The nearby park is also a must.

Thank Dawn B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in St Albans
Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans
630 reviews
.11 km away
Premier Inn St Albans City Centre Hotel
843 reviews
.59 km away
St Michael's Manor Hotel
624 reviews
.66 km away
Ardmore House
581 reviews
1.34 km away
Nearby Restaurants
George Street Canteen
117 reviews
.15 km away
Per Tutti
353 reviews
.11 km away
Lussmanns - St Albans
1 187 reviews
.11 km away
Cafe Rouge
471 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Verulamium Park
814 reviews
.63 km away
St Albans Clock Tower
299 reviews
.17 km away
St Albans Farmers Market
20 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
HappyHoildays
24 November 2016|
Answer
Response from wayne5000 |
Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. We have 2 wheelchairs available for visitors - if you go to the Vestry when you arrive the virgers will be very happy to help you. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible - with a... More
0
Votes
Mary J
17 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Members on the electoral role are given the first chance to apply for tickets, and there are other services which require tickets. Nine Lessons and Carols. But there is usually scope for last minute arrivals at the two... More
0
Votes
;