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“Peace, quiet and amazing views”
Review of Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park
Ranked #2 of 49 things to do in St Albans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Watching the ducks and geese on the frozen lake as people strolled past, surrounded by history and views of the Abbey on the hill was made even more special by the appearance of a kingfisher along the Ver flashing about in spectacular technicolour as he flew about.

Thank cla1re9
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"open space"
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"water fowl"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The park was covered with snow and the lake frozen over when we visited. The Roman Walls, while small, were nice to visit during our walk. I'm sure the park is lovely during the summer - in winter it had its charm. Good for stretching out the legs and there are some good attractions nearby.

Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a beautiful park next to a very urban St Alban's supported by plenty of cheap parking. As the name suggests the site had a Roman complex in it which has long gone. There are a few Roman reminders in the Park such as a wall.

This is a unique park in the sense that the park is clutter free and you have nice undulating open green views. I find the park atmospheric and can’t help thinking about the Romans and when they lived here.

There is plenty to see and do like visit, the museum, the cathedral and the shopping centre all within easy walking distance.

Thank joe_green
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was born very close to this lovely park , it has only got better over the last seventy years, now every time I come back to St Albans its a must to take a walk around the lake. Don,t miss it...

Thank tony b
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I often go to St Albans park to see the heronry as I'm an avid bird watcher and like to take photos of the herons, egrets and cormorants who make use of the tall trees to nest in on the island in the middle of the lake.
As well as a wealth of migrating ducks using the lake there's a wealth of smaller birds around the park too.
Historic St Albans has a museum on one side of the park and parts of the Roman city walls and outline of the man London gates can still be seen.
Car parking, toilets and a cafe are available. Children's area for warmer days.
Well worth a visit!

Thank Rob W
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