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All About St Albans


St Albans, a modern city, sits alongside a rich historic heritage spanning 2000 years. A fascinating blend of events, people and stories. The city is named after St Alban, Britain’s first Christian martyr, a citizen of the Roman town of Verulamium who was executed for his beliefs, in the third century A.D. 

St Albans of today is based on the medieval town which grew up around the Abbey. The medieval layout of the marketplace can still be seen and some of the original buildings still remain. Many of the city’s historical buildings have survived, some dating back to the 15th century. The St Albans market is still held every Wednesday and Saturday. The magnificent Abbey Church dominates the city skyline today as it did many years ago.

But a visit to St Albans not only offers a fascinating historical experience but also excellent shopping, many pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes, musical festivals and events. The 100 acres of parkland called Verulamium Park has amenities which include a lake with wildlife, crazy golf, tennis and a children’s play area with a splash pool for the summer months. Much diversity for the visitor to St Albans!

To find out more about St Albans, go to the museums page.


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