St Albans is a charming cathedral city situated in the southern English county of Hertfordshire. Its heritage can be traced back to Roman times, as evidenced by the great range of artefacts at the Verulamium museum. However, modern-day St Albans boasts a great variety of family-friendly attractions, shopping centres and fine dining establishments. If you're really keen to explore this historic city then you should go ahead and book accommodation in one of the range of luxury serviced apartments available.
You may commence your St Albans tour at the Grade II listed town hall. This impressive building was built during the mid-19th century and features some distinctive Venetian architecture. It is possible to view the traditional courtroom and judges robing room. Alternatively you could head across to the medieval clock tower and view the mechanical Victorian clock which was installed in 1866.
You may be particularly excited about the prospect of a guided tour around the ancient cathedral of St Albans. This magnificent building was constructed in 1077 as a spiritual home for the great community of Bendectine monks. The Saxon shafts, Norman Tower and decorative Lady Chapel evidence the architectural development of this major centre of worship. The spiritual traditions are maintained during regular services and choral performances.
Those of you who visit during the peak summer months will undoubtedly be keen to visit some of the popular outdoor attractions of St Albans. You can purchase the ingredients for a family picnic from the historic city market. Then bask in the sunshine and enjoy the riverside views at Verulamium Park. Alternatively you could spend some time perfecting your swing at the Veralum golf club.
You may well fancy a hearty meal at the end of an action packed day in St Albans. Thankfully there are a good range of restaurants serving everything from traditional English classics to authentic Indian delights. You'll also have the chance to try some of the locally sourced ales at the popular pubs of St Albans.
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