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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. 

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Things to do

Butterfly World 2014

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

Food Events and Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets take place around the district each month, in St Albans and Harpenden, where you can buy delicious local produce. To celebrate the fantastic range of food and drink that the district has to offer, every autumn you can enjoy the St Albans CAMRA Beer Festival, and the St Albans Food and Drink Festival.

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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.