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Things to do in St Albans

Charming Roman town with a rich history and vibrant air

Are you looking for things to do in St Albans? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Cathedral, Roman Ruins and Verulamium Park


Did you know...

  • Saint Alban, the first British Christian martyr, was beheaded in AD 308 by Maximian at the orders of Emperor Diocletian, who denounced the Christian faith and had ordered the deaths of all subjects and allies of the Roman Empire who refused to give up the faith.
  • St Albans School, a public school which occupies a site to the west of the Abbey and which includes the 14th century Abbey Gateway, was founded in AD 948 and is the only school in the English-speaking world to have educated a Pope (Adrian IV).
  • St Albans was once home to the then most prestigious steeplechase in England. The Great St Albans chase attracted the best horses and riders from across Britain and Ireland in the 1830s and was held in such high esteem that when it clashed with the 1837 Grand National the top horses and riders chose to bypass Aintree.



 

  Attractions

Pots Of Art

Paint your own pottery studio.
23 Holywell Hill
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1EZ

01727739933

 

St Albans Cathedral FREE

Tours available.
Holywell Hill
St Albans
AL1 1BY

01727860780

 

St Albans South Signal Box

Offers an unusual opportunity to visit a signal box standing where it once worked next to a still busy main line.
St Albans
AL1 3AJ

Recommended by Howard Jordan, St Albans

 

St Albans Electric Bike Tours

Experience an Electric Bike Ride through historic St Albans and the Hertfordshire countryside.
Westminster Lodge
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 2EH

01442927522

 

Roman Wall Of St Albans

English Heritage - A section of the two-mile long wall built between AD 265 and 270 to defend the Roman city of Verulamium.
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 4SW

 

Butterfly World

Great family day out learning about the fascinating life cycle of the butterfly and its extraordinary fragility.
Miriam Lane
St Albans
AL2 3NY

01727869203

Recommended by Derek Hill, Watford

 
 

  Museums

Verulamium Museum

The Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain. Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain.
St Michael's Street
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 4SW

 

University Of Hertfordshire Galleries

UH Galleries showcases the work of new and emerging artists, together with programmes, workshops and talks.
At the Museum of St Albans
Hatfield Road
St Albans
AL1 3RR

01707284290

 
 

  Parks

Verulamium Park FREE

Over 100 acres of beautiful parkland. A great place to take the whole family.
Verulamium Park
St Albans
AL3 4SN

 
 

  Cinema

Alban Arena

Busy programme of National Touring Shows, Rock and Pop Concerts, Comedy and Films.
Civic Centre
St Albans
AL1 3LD

01727844488

 
 

  Theatre

Abbey Theatre

One of the leading amateur dramatic companies in the country.
Westminster Lodge
Holywell Hill
AL1 2DL

Recommended by Pat Dobson, Watford

 

Maltings Arts Centre

Intimate arts venue.
The Maltings
St Albans
AL1 3HL

01727844222

 
 

  Live Music

The Horn

Much loved live music venue.
Victoria Street
St Albans
AL1 3TE

01727853143

Recommended by Bella Bennett, Wheathampstead
“Great atmostphere.”

 
 

  Golf

Verulam Golf Club

Verulam golf course was designed by James Braid and is situated in the heart of historic St Albans, Hertfordshire.
London Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1JG

 

Batchwood Tennis & Golf Centre

Golf Club.
Batchwood Drive
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 5XA

 

Harpenden Golf Club

Golf Club.
Hammonds End
Redbourn Lane
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 2AX

 

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Piggottshill Lane
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 1AB

 
 

  Leisure centres

Energie Fitness For Woman

Woman only health and fitness centre.
1A Catherine Street
St Albans
AL3 5BJ

01727811117‎

 

Body Limit

Independent family run health and fitness centre.
1 Beamount Works
St Albans
AL1 5HH

01727739728

 

Fitness First

Friendly health and fitness club.
7 Christopher Place
Town Centre
AL3 5DQ

01727738800

Recommended by Wendy Evans, Luton

 

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre

Everything from swimming to crazy golf.
401 Hatfield Road
St Albans
AL4 0XP

01727865339

 

Cannons

Health, fitness and wellbeing centre.
Highfield Park Drive
St Albans
AL4 0AH

08701201999

 
 

  Sport

Pioneer Skatepark

The skatepark was built in 1987 with help from keen local teenagers, many of whom are still involved with The Pioneer Club.
Heathlands Drive
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 5AY

 

The Pioneers Skate Park

Hugely popular indoor skate park.
Heathlands Drive
St Albans
AL3 5AY

01727850741

 
 

  Riding

Sandridgebury Riding School

Lessons available for adults and children.
Sanridgebury
St Albans
AL3 6JB

01727854977

 

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