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Verulamium Park

Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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Lovely way to spend an hour on a bright morning. Historic roman wall, wildlife and open grass with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a walk

We visited this park on Saturday afternoon on our way from the cathedral to the Roman Museum it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary T
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman ruins” (66 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (29 reviews)
“tennis courts” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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

Lovely way to spend an hour on a bright morning. Historic roman wall, wildlife and open grass with some good trees to climb.

Thank ReshmaKukadia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this park on Saturday afternoon on our way from the cathedral to the Roman Museum it was a nice park with a good selection of wildlife on the pond the only reason I haven’t given it five stars is that the paths were...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terriffic walk round amazing trees amazing scenery lots of bird noises and different foliage to look

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St Albans Verulanium Park is great for anyone when you just need a brisk walk and especially when it is muddy everywhere else you can keep to the paths. Our favourite is to march around the lake and head up to the Cathedral and sit...More

Thank 895amanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is a beautiful park to come & visit.Apart from the history of the land it stands on there is so much to see & do here.The pond Is fun for the kids as it has all the ducks out & lots of areas...More

Thank kascem
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a relatively large open space at the edge of St Albans town centre. Within the park there is a nice duck pond, plenty of paths to explore the grounds and scattered around are Roman architectural remains. You can also reach the cathedral from...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 15 January 2018

A must-see in St Albans. The park is huge and nice, and the archaeological remains are very interesting and unique in Britain. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank feddy_13
Reviewed 11 January 2018

near to St Albans Catherdarl and the Fighting cocks Inn at one end of the park and the old monks fish pool and Elizabethan water Mill at the other end as well as roman walls, buildings an nearby amphitheatre great place to visit 10 minutes...More

Thank skylane72
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Always a beautiful place to visit, stunning views of the cathedral. I visit here as much as possible.

Thank Paul5000
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My first time here after about 20 years. Dirty water, a dead bird floating around. The only really nice thing was seeing the Geese protecting their young and then watching them get into the water.

Thank kathryn r
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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.