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Verulamium Park

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Address: Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1727 819366
14:00 - 17:30
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Sun 14:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

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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Had a gift which we used for a massage and spa Great day food good great service had an amazing day would recommend this to all

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a gift which we used for a massage and spa Great day food good great service had an amazing day would recommend this to all

Thank moncherie76
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely park with views across to the cathedral up in the city above. The park has a lake with herons nesting on its island. There is a playground for children and Roman remains - part of the old City wall is in the park. History abounds in St Albans and within the park is a building containing Roman mosaic... More 

Thank David C
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to walk. There are many areas for families, groups of friends etc to have fun. There is a lake, play parks, basketball courts, football pitches, the Verulamium museum etc to visit. A popular place.

Thank RPlow1
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a huge city park- lots of space for running, walking, sauntering near the lake, playing cricket, eating a picnic, letting the kids climb in the playpark- wonderful amenity

Thank Laura B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our toddler loved running around with his football and playing in the park. It's a lovely space for little ones of all ages. Lovely city park in a lovely city.

Thank Douglas F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst Sunday's were always seemingly the day I'd visit, it's obviously good any time of the week. A lovely peaceful area. Lots of wild fowl, ducks, moorhens etc. A wonderful stroll around the little man,add lakes/pond and the Verlanium river bank. It hasn't changed in 50 years ! On Sunday's it appears people still bring their model boats to play... More 

Thank andyH122
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often visit the park. Parking can get a bit tricky especially on a nice day. We often wander through past the large ponds into town and make a point of returning through the park. Our little granddaughter loves the swing park and seeing all the bird life. A real treat

Thank dexterBucks
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this park whilst exploring St Albans. A great place for a scenic walk and let children and dogs run around. We visited the museum then had a walk around the park area. There was a great little fair with bouncy castle,teacups and other small rides that for 5 pound got you 6 ride tickets.

Thank beepy123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well laid out with plenty of detail to read. The archaeological site is just a short walk away and is interesting to walk around, and being located near to the park it made for a wonderful afternoon out.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great field, lots of space, can imagine this gets very busy at weekend. lots of activities area if thats what you want. Crazy golf, volley ball, football grounds and some exercise equipment, basketball court. However, half the execise equipment were either broken or needs oiling!

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