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Verulamium Park

Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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Fantastic park whatever the weather. There are a great variety of birds on the fantastic lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Netty2110
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London, United Kingdom
Wet and Windy

Needed to see the Roman ruins in the park so decided to walk to them in the park.It was a bit wet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
william78Shropshire
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
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"feed the ducks"
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"lovely lake"
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"outdoor gym"
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"ice cream vans"
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"open space"
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"sports facilities"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic park whatever the weather. There are a great variety of birds on the fantastic lake. There are also still remains from the Roman times. The park is well used, particularly at lunchtime but there are always seats to use to rest and take in...More

Thank Netty2110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed to see the Roman ruins in the park so decided to walk to them in the park.It was a bit wet and windy but there are plenty of proper paths so walking was not really a problem.The part of the Roman wall we looked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept, large park that has something for everyone, including a great cafe, tennis courts, free to use open air gym, volleyball courts (summer), large lake, and mature trees, all with fabulous views of the Cathedral and (if you go to the top) views of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk round this park regularly. There is a lake which has wildlife on it. It’s a very pretty place to visit. Great for kids and dogs, even in winter it looks pretty. There is a great children’s area for kids to play in. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok it was raining but this place is still stunning. The number of magnolia trees mean we will be back in summer! The birds made for fantastic bird watching and the walk was great even with a pushchair.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true lay beautiful space. We walked around the lake, watched the bird life, looked over the ruins of the Roman wall and spoke to two very knowledgable gentlemen conducting a heron watch.

Thank Chiss58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park to walk around and 2 lakes with a good variety of birds. Even though it was school holidays, the park was big enough for us to walk around without having heaps of kids running around us.

Thank Niki I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is situated near the Cathedral and it is beautiful for a walk or a sit. We had a great walk in it before and after the visit to the Cathedral. Finished with a lunch at the Six Bells (also a recommendation)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought it was about time we went for a walk & what better place than Verulamium Park. Not too packed but more than enough children enjoying a break in the wet weather. Then had a nice cup of tea at The Abbots Kitchen outside...More

Thank PhilMerridan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is effectively the footprint of the old Roman Verulamium. A very, very, pleasant green area with the River Ver and a lake running through it. The lake itself was teeming with birds of many species. Near the lake is the Inn on the...More

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DHC1173
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
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Parione13
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.
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