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Verulamium Park

Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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I went on a wet dreary day but still enjoyed myself. Walk or just sit and contemplate. Don't forget... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
A peaceful walk

A beautiful park where both sporty people and plain walkers can have their moment. Very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name. The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built. The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks. Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.
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“roman ruins” (63 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (29 reviews)
“tennis courts” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went on a wet dreary day but still enjoyed myself. Walk or just sit and contemplate. Don't forget to take in the free roman mosaic display but do stop and think how many ordinary people must have led tough lives to support this sort...More

Thank helloAdelaide
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful park where both sporty people and plain walkers can have their moment. Very relaxing, with great views of the cathedral and the chance to see the Roman mosaic, the only relic of an ancient villa that once stood in the area, memory of...More

Thank Anton_Ego_CR
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice walk on an autumn afternoon, a good place to try in Hertfordshire.One can visit Museum as well for a bit of history trip back to Roman times...and even try making a roman coin!

Thank 338kiranm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is brilliantly located with car parks at either end and just a short walking distance to the City centre. Great for families with the cafe, playground and sports facilities. The splash park in the summer is brilliant. The lake is a lovely place...More

Thank antmurray77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to come here with our dog at least once a month. The Roman Wall ruins are timeless.There is a cafe in the park. For a circular route, take a walk up to the Abbey and down Fishpool Street to re-enter the park. There...More

Thank Tim029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to go for a Sunday afternoon stroll, feed some ducks and relax. Not well signposted is a small building on the middle of the expansive sloping grassed area which houses an amazing Roman mosaic and is free to view. Parking in car...More

Thank RichieandLa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Saturday, my husband and I came here with his parents to participate in the parkrun as guests. It is such a beautiful park - ornate trees, complete with ancient roman walls, a museum and a mosaic that can be accessed in the park. There...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice park with a lake. You can walk through the park from the cathedral to the roman museum and roman theatre. There's a cafe in the park and at the far end a historical and interesting pub. There are a few remnants of the...More

Thank nessayres
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the nearby Waffle House my friend and I decided to go for a walk to let my 3yr old let off steam! What a beautiful well kept park! The car park is reasonable price and has card payment. We immediately located a good...More

Thank Sammy_P8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very enjoyable strolling around the park. There is a lovely lake with lots of birdlife, including a heronry.

Thank 558bry
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13 August 2017|
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Response from HRobertson82 | Reviewed this property |
The pay and display near the Inn on the PArk / Museum is £1.60 for 3 hours. If you park by the Abbey Theatre / Leisure Centre, it is free for 2 hours
9 September 2015|
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Response from wyotravels | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to purchase a separate ticket. Because it is outside London, you cannot get there with an Oyster card and could face a penalty if you do so by accident.