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Verulamium Park

Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
+44 1727 819366
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Lovely place to visit

You could definitely spend a day at this park. There is a museum, fairground, kids water park. very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn R
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UK
Fun in the park

Fantastic, picturesque park with no end of wildlife to be spotted from Kites, dragonflies, carp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn B
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Largs, Scotland, 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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“roman ruins” (68 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (29 reviews)
“tennis courts” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
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+44 1727 819366
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"roman ruins"
in 68 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 29 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 26 reviews
"lovely lake"
in 23 reviews
"outdoor gym"
in 15 reviews
"ice cream vans"
in 13 reviews
"open space"
in 28 reviews
"crazy golf"
in 11 reviews
"beach volleyball"
in 11 reviews
"sports facilities"
in 10 reviews
"splash pool"
in 10 reviews
"bird life"
in 22 reviews
"water birds"
in 9 reviews
"children's playground"
in 10 reviews
"waffle house"
in 30 reviews
"duck pond"
in 12 reviews
"lots of space"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You could definitely spend a day at this park. There is a museum, fairground, kids water park. very nice cafe, walk to the cathedral and a lake. You can go to see the roman walls as well. I would only say that the car park...More

1  Thank Kathryn R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic, picturesque park with no end of wildlife to be spotted from Kites, dragonflies, carp, geese and adorable signets. The park also has a water play area which was appreciated by many on our visit as it was a warm day.

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed the Oldest Pub in England and reached the delightful Verulamium Park and the Lake with lots of rare birds and lots of tourists on a hot May weekend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Verulamium Park is a huge park in St. Alban's city. Great for kids running around or playing football or just looking at the wildlife. It is very popular but there is masses of space. Dogs are welcome too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk around the lake in the beautiful city of St Albans and all the better on a nice warm day if you have young kids as there is a free water splash park for them to cool of , a great day out

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb for all.. my 4 year old loves this park. Take a stroll around the lake and you can spot herons, ducks, terrapins, fish and lots of wonderful birds. There’s a play area for children, a cafe and in the summer months a splash park,...More

1  Thank Siobhan C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Verulamium is hard to say but the park is wonderful. Located in the charming city of St Albans, the park is on the site of Verulamium, the third largest Roman town in the first century. Ruins of the old wall and some villas, including the...More

Thank Teledawg
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Recommend that you don’t visit on a Saturday morning with the park run if you are looking for a quiet walk. But the park run is good fun if you’re looking to get a bit more active! It’s a nice park, with lots to see...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This magnificent park has been a major feature of St. Albans for many years. It has a children's playground a wonderful lake full of water birds, which it is possible to walk around on hard and easy surfaces. There are several areas with toilets and...More

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Following a reasonably long visit to the wonderful but chilly cathedral, we descended upon this 100 acre adjacent park to soak up some rays and get back to temperature. It was very busy but very warm, there was a relaxed atmosphere with both young and...More

1  Thank Nidgehammer
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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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christine n
25 July 2016|
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Response from MichaelJohnMichael |
Catch the 84 bus to St Peter's Street, St. Albans, and it is a short wlk from there.
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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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