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“Great Day Out”
Review of Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park
Ranked #3 of 54 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It's a fantastic park with lots to occupy all age groups. We have travelled with grandma and grandad in the past as well as young children and teens. The park has a large lake, a good children's playground, a museum, Roman ruins, a superb coffee shop/restaurant and lots besides. Well worth a visit.

Thank 303saw11
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"roman ruins"
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"feed the ducks"
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"tennis courts"
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"large lake"
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"outdoor gym"
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"ice cream vans"
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"open space"
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"beach volleyball"
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"crazy golf"
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"sports facilities"
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"splash pool"
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"bird life"
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"water birds"
in 9 reviews
"children's playground"
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"waffle house"
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"duck pond"
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This lovely park has something for everyone - huge green spaces, play parks for the young and small children, an outdoor gym, sports facilities, ruins and a lovely lake. A wonderful outdoor space - St Albans is really blessed!

Thank Babyalmie
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Lovely place to visit but can get really busy on warm days and holiday, lots of wildlife to see and a cafe to visit nearby or even a short walk into the centre of st albans

Thank Louise L
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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.

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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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