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Welcome to St Albans

St Albans stands out as a unique English Cathedral City. The city’s colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture. There are lush green parks and countryside, a buzzing metropolis, excellent attractions and interesting and ancient history. We have fabulous shopping with many small independent shops amongst the high street stores and a fantastic range of eating and drinking establishments. There are special events throughout the year. It's easy to get here too. We're just 22 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports. Come and visit to discover St Albans for yourself - you'll be sure of a warm welcome. 

    • @cathywinston Hopefully the sun will shine, but plenty to do indoors if not! Hope you have a lovely afternoon on Monday.
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    • @cathywinston You could go to the Westminster Lodge water confidence area (indoors) or the Splash Park (outdoors) & a walk in Verulamium Prk
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    Things to do

    Butterfly World

    Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, Herts AL2 3NY

    Set amongst 27 acres, visitors can wonder at hundreds of butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House, visit the insect study centre with regular Insect Handling Sessions, and Ant World with colonies of leaf cutter ants. Outside, enjoy outst...

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    Verulamium Park

    St Albans AL3 4SW

    Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities. The Park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The C...

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    Eating and drinking

    St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards

    The St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards celebrate the wide variety of food and drink businesses, venues and professionals that we have across the District. There are 11 categories in total; 9 are decided by public vote along with ...

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    How to find us

    St Albans is well positioned being just north of London with easy access from M1, A1 and M25. Click here for directions to St Albans.